Art-repreneur Mark Vice launches Metamorphosis project

Art-repreneur Mark Vice launches Metamorphosis project

Photo : The framed diaries as they will be exhibited in 2018 | Credit : Mark Vice

Scottish artist and friend of Inclusive Networks Mark Vice is embarking on an innovative project that will give the opportunity for 25 participants to turn a year of their life into a work of art. To celebrate the launch of his ‘Metamorphosis’ collection, Mark has hand painted 25 diaries that are to be used by art-loving participants throughout the year.

Once completed, the diaries will be exhibited alongside his other awesome artwork at an exhibition in early 2018. The diaries, which feature a mix of butterfly and dragonfly paintings, represent the process of change and transformation, otherwise known as metamorphosis.

The 23-year-old award-winning visual artist said : “I’ve been planning this project for some time and I’m super excited to finally get it off the ground!”

“I’ve always wanted to involve others in my artistic process but I was waiting for the perfect opportunity to do so. It seems that 2016 was a rough year for many people, so this feels like the perfect time to do a project that is all about transformation and moving on.”

Photo : Mark Vice and one of his awesome Metamorphosis creations

“It seems that 2016 was a rough year for many people, so this feels like the perfect time to do a project that is all about transformation and moving on.”

Mark went on to talk about his hopes for the project and why he thinks it’s important to look to nature for inspiration.

He said : “I think this project is for people who really love art – essentially you are completing the artwork by filling in the missing details. I hope that it helps others to think more about their lives and I would love if the project was to inspire some positive changes in 2017.”

“The beauty of exploring nature through artwork is that it can teach us so much about ourselves – just like the caterpillar we are all capable of turning our lives around and making our world a more colourful and happy place. I’m really hopeful that the world can pull itself together in 2017 and move forward – it’s time to put these beautiful new wings to good use!”

Diaries are extremely limited and will be available until 1st February 2017. If you are interested in participating visit Mark’s website for full details – www.markviceart.com

About The Author

Thomas Anderson

Founder and MD of Inclusive Networks. Thomas was Chair of the award winning LGBT network for The Co-operative Group, ‘Respect’ (2011-14). Thomas named the network and designed and managed all of the branding, communications and engagement until he stepped down from the role of Chair in March 2014. He also created the branding, name, was Editor of the quarterly magazine and developed the launch of the UK’s first Inter-Retail LGBT network ‘CheckOUT’. He contributed to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 5 Year review. In recognition of his work in the diversity field he was shortlisted for ‘Diversity Champion of the Year’ at the 2013 European Diversity Awards, shortlisted for ‘Role Model of the Year’ at the 2012 Lesbian & Gay Foundation Homo Heroes Awards and shortlisted for the ‘Positive Action’ award at the 2013 Asian Fire Service Association Fair & Diverse Awards. He also won the 2012 ‘Pride of The Co-operative’ award. He was a judge for Scotland's biggest diversity awards, The Icon Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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