Between nude drawings of Terry Richardson and Luella, illustrator Sophie WARD dreams of a future on Strictly Come Dancing.
Text Susie Bubble
Illustrator Sophie Ward has a unique take on life that overpowers her work. Full of dry humour and ample filth, Ward’s illustrations at once revere and create a spectacle of her creative heroes and today’s iconic style celebrities. Ward talks to Dazed Digital about her inspirations and her spangled dancing ambitions…
… your work all about?
me, my friends, women, their strengths and anxieties.
… the one piece of work you wish you’d created?
I would have loved to have done art direction on the film Santa Sangre, or designed Vivienne Westwood’s gay cowboys punk t-shirt.
… the world coming to?
Like George Orwell’s 1984 but with more celebrities.
… better, analog or digital?
I need both.
… your worst fashion secret?
None – I quite like the mistakes.
… the stupidest thing you’ve ever done?
Dropped out of art school
… the cleverest thing you’ve ever done?
Went back to art school
… the name of your hero?
Frida Khalo , Tracey Emin, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Pamela Anderson.
… so special about your hero?
They’re fearless in their honesty, they give you ugly and say its beautiful.
… next year going to bring?
A place on strictly come dancing, more drawing, more holidays, more tattoos and hopefully more of those elusive little pounds.
… the point?
Even if I knew I wouldn’t tell