Izzy is a material fanatic, who creates playful yet refined sets and environments for the lux fashion and hospitality sectors. Her contemporary surrealist still-life styling often places the ready made out of context, dipping into a fantasy narrative but always with a pinch of raw reality, referencing the everyday.
Working from her London based workshop and studio in Peckham she has extensive experience in Set Design, Installation Art, Prop Making and Art Direction.
Pentland Brands; Lacoste France
Plinth Creative; Lanesborough Hotel, Sketch London
Andrew Lim Clarkson; Stella McCartney, Burberry, Dazed Digital, Dr Martens
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Exploring ways to visualise an all-encompassing state of mind in her new body of work Mark Making set designer + installation artist Izzy Parker touches on bereavement, addiction and our perception of memory.
Commissioned by Milton Keynes Arts Centre as part of their Common Ground community participation and artist development programme, Parker used the process of making as a platform to discuss themes of time + identity with young people of Milton Keynes community. Parker used her jewellery training from the Royal College of Art to teach the students how to design and make their own signet rings. While crafting her biggest installation yet inspired by considering all-encompassing states of minds such as bereavement + addition.
The result of the project was an exhibition featuring the students signet rings encased in an immersive cave-like installation. Strung upside down and empty over 12,000 metres of white twine was used to individually hang thousands of hospital dispenser paper drinking cones. Tied up to a modular structure with over 20,000 knots Parker explored the idea of processing thoughts through the cathartic act of making.
The mass of white cones all hung at different levels creates a delicate cocoon-like environment, visualising the distorted perception of time experienced whilst grieving.