SassiCapra and LaPok share; an extreme plant obsession; a saturation of colour; and a multitude of geometric inspired patterns. This common ground is the foundation of the SC-LP collaboration.
“Working with LaPok has removed all the constraints of fashion, allowing our designs to grow into artistic sculptural forms,” said Anna Sassi.
The partnership has inspired the creation of larger than life wombat planter boxes brimming with succulents and cacti and large soft-sculpture rock pillows.
Together they have also dreamt-up bold hand screen-printed leggings, board shorts and t-shirts as well as recycled deck chairs.
LaPok’s sole creator, Sam Steenholdt (Master of Landscape Architecture), has been challenging the urban fabric of Melbourne with plant based street art for several years.
Little Latrobe, Degraves and Bourke Streets have been home to some of his Posca covered cacti and succulent planter boxes.
His resourceful pot plant choices have included a toaster, computer screen, shoes, boom-box, printer and desk.
“My vegetated artworks were created to provide an alternate lens, challenging the idea of where plants can live and how green our city could possibly be”, said Sam.
The general public can take a sneak peak of the printing process as SassiCapra open their studio Saturday 24 August, 10am – 5pm as part of Craft Cubed.
The collaboration range will be launched Thursday 31 October at House of Bricks.
SassiCapra Open Studio: Saturday 24 August, 10am – 5pm
4 Bruswick Place, Fitzroy, VIC 3065
SC-LP Collaboration Exhibition: Wednesday 30 October to Sunday 3 November (launch Thursday 31 October)
House of Bricks, 40 Budd Street, Collingwood, VIC 3066