“I love to include social issues in my work such as gender, feminism and mental health. I’m keen to do this because I love to encourage conversation on these topics through my work”
Sophie Gottlieb is 18 years old, has just finished art A level and is hopefully going on to study a BA in fine art.
Her inspirations include Hannah Hill and Laurie Vincent; both include social issues in their work. Hill particularly inspired Sophie’s A Level work through her embroidery that portrays feminist struggles.
“I love the way that Hill uses colour in her work and focuses on the issues of minorities. I look forward to including those ideas in some of the work that I will do at university”
Sophie hopes one day be an art therapist, where she will be using her art to encourage people with mental illness to create.
“I’m so excited to do this, knowing I’d be improving these people’s lives. I’ve also just ordered some embroidery equipment, and am hoping to embroider clothes and pieces to sell, as I think it would be epic for people to wear my designs.”
Find Sophie on twitter @sophgottlieb