Mariel Osborn’s special gift to the universe is creating playful, captivating pieces that make you want to touch them… and maybe even rub your face in them. She also revels in excess – which makes her the perfect conduit to transport you into the glittery brain of Sounds from the Other City. Joining us for our quincentennial, on May 5th Mariel invites you to immerse yourself in the colourful moving layers and shimmery lights of her textural playhouse.
Mariel Osborn is a designer and creator who makes textural, immersive backdrops and props for photoshoots, window displays and events. Previously a member of the Volkov Commanders, Mariel is inspired by intriguing textures and iridescence, and focuses on making playful and captivating pieces that make you want to touch them and maybe even rub your face in them. Based at Islington Mill, Mariel’s work is usually based around excess, and multiple components, using a wide range of materials and processes to create new and exciting surfaces. She loves pink and uses a lot of it in her work. Really, quite a lot of pink.