January 'Chinese Lanterns'
Tell us a little about your piece?
January is a fallow time when nature takes a rest and gets ready for rebirth. I felt the hope and anticipation of a new beginning was encapsulated by these beautiful skeletal seed pods. They describe the fragility of nature and the human race. A visual metaphor to illustrate our need for a safe place to establish roots, thrive and the importance of the work of Art refuge.
What was the most challenging part of the brief?
I wanted to show sensitivity around this serious and important subject. It took some time to find something in nature which I felt showed the fragility but also the inner strength of the human spirit waiting for the opportunity to thrive.
What part of the collaboration did you enjoy the most?
It's been lovely seeing how everyone has responded to the brief. All the members of The Paper Artist Collective have such varying styles, it's been very inspiring.