Artist Haiiileen creates a 10’ x 10’ commission installation at the W Hotel South Beach. The inspiration for this mixed media installation was taken from nostalgic Miami life, expressed through the manipulation of tropical flora, vivid colors, and linear lighting.
In this installation Artist Haiiileen takes us into her dream world where viewers can imagine themselves falling into a pit of balloons, getting lost in the world of a “forever party” where fun and freedom is never far away.
Inspired by her work with American Apparel, Artist Haiiileen created this installation as a representation of her work within retail showcasing the prison of “fast fashion” and the ultimate downfall of this side of the fashion world. The upsidedown sign is a symbolization of how we not only perceive retail in our society but the modern demise of American culture and political views as a whole.
Artist Haiiileen uses custom LED lights, wires, and poles to play with mixed textures and manipulate a neon spectrum of light creating a reflection of silver mountain-like shapes made of mylar in a colorful neon lit installation, at Club Space, made to distort the senses.
60 individual fashion influenced collages on 29 in. x 45 in. acrylic panels taking over the entirety of a 1,200 sq/ft wall inside of MANA Wynwood accenting an abstract chandelier made from over 70 custom acrylic elements.
Inspired by Club Kids, a fashion subculture characterized in the underground NYC music scene in the late 80’s and inspired by how music influences the way we dress and ultimately the way we express ourselves. Haiiileen creates 60 abstract representations as a reflection of her life work in the realm of music, art, and fashion. Each encapsulates a memory from different stages of her life, the installation and individual pieces representing a collage of these moments. The full-scale view of the installation is a mirror, each panel reflecting the other and further embodying this reflective theme. When you first approach the piece you’ll encounter a sweeping arrangement of multi-colored lights ranging across a dynamic gradient of colors. As you walk closer to the installation your eye is drawn to the male guardians at the base of the installation. These represent foundations of strength and beauty. Your gaze will then find itself face to face with a portal door, guarded by two mannequins representing a king and queen, acting as guardians of light and protection as you transport yourself into the festival and reach another dimension at the Main Frame Stage.
Haiiileen uses an experimental approach to this piece at a time when she was producing and publishing consistent content for Z!NC Magazine. The shoot took place in Downtown LA and captures the models in a fun and creative way bringing Haiiileen’s imagination to life. It’s almost as if the models were using a Snapchat filter, but way before the concept was yet actualized as a Snapchat filter.