Jess Bracey Art

tokyo headspa murals

collab with chulo creative and pink tank creative.

When Chulo Creative asked me to collaborate on the Tokyo Head Spa murals in Sydney’s Surry Hills and St Leonards I jumped at the opportunity to work them. It was a beautifully therapeutic experience working in such a zen environment. 

Tokyo Headspa is a chain of boutique authentic Japanese hair care treatment centres using a range of traditional shampoos, conditioners and essential oils. Pink Tank Creative, designed a visual language of free-flowing loose shapes, designed to represent the smooth pond and river stones found in Japan. These organic shapes sit seamlessly in the Salon Lane environments. 

As a visual artist who’s first love is capturing people’s homes and businesses in sketch form, I love it when I get the opportunity to do something outside the box.

I’m studying Creative Arts and Health through university of Tas and I have recently begun expanding into custom client projects ranging from custom paintings for office spaces to indoor and outdoor Murals, which I’m loving!

Read on for Artist Q & A on process

timeline:

1 day each location

type:

mural

art direction:

japanese organic

the portfolio

q&a with the artist

Starting at tokyo head spas Surry Hills location, Frank and I used chalk and our eyeballs to map out the same lines as the design brief. Then I got to work with filling in the stone colour, whilst leaving space for the gold. At the second location in St Leonard’s, I decided to use the Mural Maker app using 2 devices. This method takes a little getting used to but is well worth the learning curve as it ends up being a much quicker and easier process. I highly recommend it. I took time and care with the smooth lines at each location to end up with a clean and organic result and I’m so proud of the outcome we achieved.

The final result! Standing back after a day’s work and seeing the gorgeous gold and stone shapes in the space. The simplicity of the design is gently impactful in those beautiful calming spaces. Happy dance time! Look forward to working with Frank and Pink Tank again.

I have more murals in the works, including a quirky bathroom door!! stay tuned.

jess bracey does happy dance at tokyo head spa in front of mural

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