Beci Orpin, a long time friend, is a talented designer-illustrator based in Melbourne. I have been inspired by her work for years. Orpin exhibits her work frequently and runs the children’s clothing label, Tiny Mammoth.
Princess Tina was probably my favourite clothing line. Behind the label was creative powerhouse and magician, Beci Orpin. I call her a magician because I have no idea how she has accomplished all she has in her short time on this earth. Actually, it’s because she’s extremely talented and hard-working. She makes beautifully whimsical, practical […]
Melbourne-based artist Beci Orpin pretty much does it all – from illustration to screen printing, textile and fashion design. We spoke to her recently about her work: Your website is very cute. Got a thing for teeth? ‘Surprisingly not. The tooth was inspired by a dentist sign I used to walk past everyday on the way to work. For some reason, it struck a chord with me. So one day I did my own tooth [which features as the opening image on her website]. I didn’t use it for anything for a few months, but then I used it at the last minute for my second Princess Tina collection and people loved it. So it just kind of grew from there’.
Sydney’s Monster Children Gallery has an exhibition of new works from Australian artist Beci Orpin kicking off on June 21st. In The Shadows sees Orpin ‘expanding on themes she has been exploring for some time – secrets, darkness, folklore and adolescent memories. Taking her past work on wood into 3-dimensions, Orpin will install a tree […]