The Times Magazine ran a feature on Saturday by four writers, writing about their 'Christmas's less Ordinary'. I was commissioned to create the art-work to accompany the feature. The Christmas Tree is cut-out of Dickens's 'The Christmas Carol' and is adorned with four baubles in the shape of a suitcase, a tipi, a Sikh Temple and an AK47 machine gun.
Here is a commission I did for the December issue of Waitrose Food Illustrated. It presents a different way of working for me, away from the book, and also incorporates food, in this case, a sumptuous 'sea of meringue'. The illustrations compliment the Story of The NutCracker, re-interpreted by the writer 'Sophie Dahl'.
I am preparing a small exhibition of my works in Edinburgh at The Scottish Gallery, which previews on the 1st December. Here is an invite, and a couple of pieces which I will be featuring in the Show. The Title for the Exhibition is taken from the surrealist artist 'Leonora Carrington's' brilliant book,'The Hearing Trumpet, 1977'. Photographs by Lacey (Copyright 2009)
I'm in New York for a new Show opening at the Museum of Art and Design ''Slash, Paper Under the Knife'. It runs until May 2010, and features 50 artists from around the World all working with paper. Kate's Paperie are sponsoring the Show, and I was there a few days ago, signing copies of the Catalogue. The piece in their Store Window on 13st St. 'Beauty and the Beast' was a specific commission Idid for kate's paperie.
I just got back from a two-week trip to Hong Kong, where I have been exhibiting my work. I worked alongside a Company in Hong Kong to create large-scale replicas of my book-cut sculptures. It was fun to see people interact with the work.