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Caroline Fullerton’s New Work Explores the Intersection of Art, Design, and Intuition

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By day she’s a designer at Nike, but off-hours Fullerton creates under her personal Studio 528 Hz.
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Caroline Fullerton’s New Work Explores the Intersection of Art, Design, and Intuition

A meditation cushion made with reclaimed jeans, paint, and organic cotton-fill with the flower of life sacred geometry, 2020

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Claire Fullerton (’13 BFA Product Design)

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My personal creative practice is done under my studio name of Studio 528 Hz. It was brought to life and is being brought to life through the belief that if we create from a place of love and compassion we will spread love and compassion. 528 hz is the frequency of love. It is the frequency/hertz that creates the sacred geometry of the flower of life, thus the torus field, which is the same field we have emanating from the center of our hearts—the magnetic field radiating from our heart chakra. Through my studio practice I seek to cocreate and partner with artisans and creatives who want to create from a place of love and compassion so that we can continue to spread the energy of love through the thoughts and concepts that are manifested. I’m in the process of getting social media and a website up and running, but have a handful of exciting projects underway, including a fun project with my partner. 

Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I’m a Material Design Director within Lifestyle Footwear at Nike, where my passions include future materials, sustainable/responsible design, and redefining leadership. In my Studio 528 Hz practice I allow my intuition to flow through a meditated state of love that is about conversing with life through a multimedia approach to creation expressed from love. This takes many forms, from guided meditations, to furniture, etc. I’ve always loved funky and playful 70s vibes, and so I bring that in as a visual and energetic thread to my work. These are some recent pieces. 

I have a wide range of interests and I found that when I allow all of those interests to join forces, I can create from the intersection they create. Since the womb I've been a maker, and I've always been drawn to textures, color, and composition. These pieces were born out of an intuitive approach to allowing my interests to intersect. In this case, it’s a blend of art and form. I began painting on denim as a meditative practice, as a way to converse with paint in a new way outside of a typical canvas, broadening the canvas of composition. I got some girlfriends together to do a photoshoot with these pieces and then after that I transformed the jeans into furniture upholstery. I find so much joy in playing alchemist and transforming one thing to something new—playing with texture, color, and composition. It feels like painting with texture and form—very much the intersection between art, design, and intuition. 

You can sign-up to be notified when the Studio 528 Hz website is live at www.studio528hz.com, and follow Fullerton and the studio on Instagram, @studio_528hz

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Reupholstered chair using painted denim and reclaimed jean scraps, 2020

Reupholstered chair using painted denim and reclaimed jean scraps, 2020

Reupholstered bench using painted denim and reclaimed jean scraps, 2020

Reupholstered bench using painted denim and reclaimed jean scraps, 2020

Bench and pillow made from reclaimed denim and jeans, paint, and tie-dyed terry loop textile by Dye Lit Goods, 2020

Bench and pillow made from reclaimed denim and jeans, paint, and tie-dyed terry loop textile by Dye Lit Goods, 2020