Nora Mulheren melds the worlds of fashion and art in her gouache paintings of crushed and crumpled fashion advertisements. These paintings challenge the ideas of beauty and the perception of an ideal in the original fashion ads, through distorting the images to create “imperfections in ‘perfect’ images”. Nora’s choice of painting the imagery on paper, mimics the ephemeral quality of fashion and the delicate nature of the source advertisement in its print form. The result of Nora’s process is a new composition that has engaging formal elements and presents beauty in an abstracted way. Be sure to check out Nora's portfolio here.