I’ve been working with Campaign Against Living Miserably, CALM for years now. Our publication CALMzine, which I design and art direct, was nominated to the Media Awards 2016. CALMzine won “Publication 2016”. None of this could have been possible without the amazing work of Jane Powell, ex CALM CEO; Rachel Clare, ex-editor, having fought to keep the publication going for years. Also, the effort and time of all the writers, artists and supporters.
I also had the chance to have a long conversation with my favourite artist, Grayson Perry.
I was approached by a family who wanted to decorate the nursery of their first child. They loved one of my paper pieces and they wanted to make all the decorations about space, and to incorporate some animals from a paper house I made. After a month of painting, I created a constellation on the ceiling that glows in the dark and other several illustrations that they requested, such as a giraffe flying in a rocket, a train with the initials of the child with a bear as driver, an owl, and some bunnies having tea on a planet. Once the mural was finished, the family made sure that every single object in the room was matched with the theme and colours.
This scale of work was only possible with the invaluable collaboration of the artist Joe Goldman
I think it looks quite adorable!
The charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) commissioned me to create an illustration and paper cut frame for Jamie is Running. After doing the illustrations, I created this piece putting all the 3D flags to recreate the trail that he did on his amazing adventure, running solo from Canada to Argentina to raise money for the charity.
These illustrations are part of a series called “Voices in my head”.
The text reads “In his bed, I am Queen”, “He’s saving me, I don’t even think he knows it” and “Chase all the ghosts from your head”
A day in the park – Personal Work.
CASA Festival is a Latin American theatre and art festival which has been running in London since 2007. It presents the very best Latin American performers and artists to UK audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
CASArt, an integral part of the festival, is a yearly competition seeking to uncover the best in emerging new Latin American artistic talent. My collaboration with stop motion film maker Enrique Rovira won the competition which meant that we were invited to take over the entire Rich Mix gallery in London for the duration of the festival. The film was projected on loop and presented alongside other examples of my paper cut artwork.
Our piece was a short animation film about the little special things that happen in all kinds of homes, and the emotions that stay inside the walls when people leave their houses. The entire film was made with pieces of my cut handcrafted paper work, painstakingly captured using stop motion film techniques. We were very proud of the resulting film and are currently collaborating on a number of other interesting commissions in the advertising space.
This beautiful handmade paper sculpture is three dimensional and presented in a light coloured wooden box with glass front. It features intricate cuttings of a personal illustration I made about London where you can find, Sherlock Holmes, Hamlet, The Beatles, Royal Mail, the Crown of the Queen, the Thames, the pound, rain, tea, bus, taxis, the London Eye, St. Pauls, the telephone box, mind the gap, the Big Ben
The background features a lot of colourful London stamps featuring the Queen.
The illustration is an original personal work.
This is the original paper cut framed, it is not a print.