Monday, 29 June 2015
I was one of several artists asked to create a piece of artwork for Chipotle's Cultivating Thought series. The curator of the project, Jonathan Safran Foer, worked with Chipotle to present the ideas of authors, comedians and thought-leaders. Each story is a thought provoking text, something to take away with you, to stop and think about over your coffee or take out.
I illustrated Neil Gaiman's short essay "Two Minutes To Run" about the plight of refugees. My aim was to create a sensitive, yet optimistic piece about the issues raised in his text. The focal point of the tree symbolises civilisation where the branches form paths which connect and bring people together. On the tree, a diverse range of figures help one another to climb the branches representing communal responsibility and progress.