Leather jacket painted by Lauren Grace
hand painted leather jacket by the Cape Town artist Lauren Grace
Title – An Octi For Your Thoughts
Leather type – Vintage cowhide
Style – Aviator/A2
Paint – Water based acrylic
Approximate size – Mens extra large
Extract from the artist “I love abstract art and odd portraits and embroidery. If you’re super expressive, then you’re in my good books!
Always have patience, sometimes all you need to do it step away, go outside, get some inspiration, wait for that paint to dry and try again.”
The painting is done on extra thick and heavy vintage aviation cowhide. The mystery of Lauren’s art piece can be instantly seen in the movement of the octopus. Its tendrils are all over the jacket giving it a mysterious and ominous quality. The jacket itself has mysterious properties since the vintage discoloration of the grain suggests that from the 1980s however the brand of the jacket was discontinued in the 1970s, which means the jacket was unworn after was manufactured for more than 10 years.