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An obsession with anchors led Aaron Darcy to forge himself a business - A Boy Named Aaron - where he creates decorative tribal anchors and prayer tribes Tell us a bit on how A Boy Named Aaron began? On a continuous search to combine all my skills, I’d always wanted to build a brand of my own; so naturally my label ‘A Boy Named Aaron’ came about. Tell us about yourself and your background? I have always been creative. From a young boy growing up I’d always get my hands on something that I could make or create. I studied creative arts and design at school and also took on a course in photography which I really enjoyed. My creative freedom was at a peak, dabbling in taking photos and developing them in the dark room, painting and sculpting - all made a foundation for where I am today. Countless hours of research and trial and error

using computer based graphic programmes have become a part of my mixed media art techniques that I use today. Where do you get your inspiration from to create your collection? Having an appreciation for old school sailor tattoos and art, I’ve had an obsession with anchors for some time. My first part of my collection began with the anchor, which I mashed with tribal; naming these pieces Anchor Tribes. I find tribal design aesthetically inspirational simple and effective. My home surroundings are rustic and neutral; so as simple an idea I worked hard on evolving the anchor design to become the staple to my range. I have introduced a couple of other hand sculpted items in to a collection I entitled ‘The Hunting Sailor’; including Hunter Tribe arrows,

Warrior Tribe skulls and Prayer Tribe crosses. My colour palette concepts are drawn from nature, love and life. I’m so proud of each and every piece I create, it’s truly gratifying. What processes are involved in creating your pieces? Initially my pieces begin from a powder and water mixed to create a paste, that is the plaster which will soon become form. Every hand cast piece is hand finished and refined using carving knives. I experiment with techniques to apply painted effects using oil and water based paints creating a unique finish. Some pieces have several layers of painted finishes to achieve a desired end result. The next phase is assembly - the part I enjoy the most. continued on next page >

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Winkelen August 2014  

Find your homewares with ease with our August issue full to the brim with ideas. We talk to KW Ceramics, Zin & Bert, A Boy Named Aaron, Mart...

Winkelen August 2014  

Find your homewares with ease with our August issue full to the brim with ideas. We talk to KW Ceramics, Zin & Bert, A Boy Named Aaron, Mart...

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