These are slightly too cute for my usual taste, but are a poster series I created for the school as a reminder for environmental awareness.
However, I really like the trees with legs, and I may have to draw more of them …
So it’s Chinese New Year here in about a week, and the school wanted some “decorations” for the podium space, though I prefer to term it artwork – the word decoration always brings to mind something trashy or temporal!
The dragon dance is performed every year at parades and celebrations around the city – it’s this huge kite-like dragon held up high and waved through the air by dancers underneath. This is my conceptual version using – yet again – earth-friendly materials! I dug through the recycle bin to find cardboard boxes which I then painted over with various patterns. There are spray-painted stools underneath each box which obviously stand for the legs of the dancers (because dragons only have legs at the front and the back … well, maybe …?)
We organized a shoe donation to collect old shoes which will eventually go to charity, and I placed these underneath the stools to represent the dancers’ feet. I’m a little concerned that it might have slightly destroyed the aesthetic I was going for, but it’s all for a good cause right?