Earlier this week, Swift was named Time's 2023 Person of the Year
There's no Easter egg mastermind out there quite like Taylor Swift — and TIME magazine leaned in on the fun.
In light of being named TIME's 2023 Person of the Year, London-based artist Jane Perkins was tapped to create a portrait of the singer featuring dozens of hidden Easter eggs.
The portrait was crafted using materials whose shape and color contribute to the vision: “I am a ‘re-maker,’ taking inspiration from found objects and working them into something new,” Perkins told TIME.
She added, "I work with materials that have a history, often things that have reached ‘the end of the line’ which even charity shops cannot sell—broken or unfashionable jewelry and items unsold for a long time.”
The artist also did extensive research to make sure each piece had a meaning.
"I needed a crash course in her universe. Swifties, friendship bracelets, and ‘meaningful things’ from song lyrics were all new to me—75 emails were exchanged before I was ready to begin," she said.
During her cover story interview, the "Karma" singer opened about rerecording her previous albums — the first five of her career, which were sold to Scooter Braun in 2019 against her wishes — as she likened the process to a few of Hollywood’s best known mythical objects.
“I’m collecting horcruxes,” she said, comparing her re-releases to the magical objects that wizards in the Harry Potter world could use to foster their own immortality.
On the topic of rerecorded albums, the “Cruel Summer” singer also teased what’s to come with one of her most-anticipated re-releases, Reputation (Taylor’s Version).
“It’s a goth-punk moment of female rage at being gaslit by an entire social structure,” she described of the album’s overall aesthetic and message.
Here's a list of hidden items to spot within the artwork:
A red scarf
Clock set to midnight
The number 13 (2)
A nod at NYC
Dice (totaling 13)
Beads with secret message
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