Medium: Duplex Printed Ink 18mm Silk Twill
Size: 36” x 36”
Shoosty’s Royal Goliathus Beetles are patterns designed for royalty. The Goliathus Beetle is the largest in the world (appx 5”). A scarab it was revered in ancient Egypt as a symbol of rebirth and transformation. The artist filled it with modified versions of the patterns created by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin 1812-1852.
The artist is exploring the relationship between art, history, icons, technology, and fashion. He coined the term Chromatic-fusion™, fusing the science of color and printing with humanity to describe it.
Compare Shoosty to the famous designer Pucci, both designers use silk as a medium. They both create colorful and vibrant patterns that can be displayed or worn.
Shoosty’s patterns are more complex and detailed than Pucci’s. Pucci’s patterns are more simple and more geometric. He uses abstract themes that create a sense of harmony and balance. When you compare the tools each of the designers uses you can quickly see how they diverge. Pucci draws with paper, pencil, and watercolors. Shoosty uses traditional materials and all the digital tools of the 21st century.
Their methods are lightyears apart.