I am continually growing as an artist but also as a conscious entity on this planet; embracing curiosity and educating myself on a variety of topics, with health, science and nature being ever present, as some of my many ongoing topics of interest. I decided to set myself some creative briefs in response to articles or documentaries that have opened up my thirst and desire to acquire further knowledge through research.
Here are a collection of published and self initiated creative briefs for re-imagined covers/editorials, to give a sense for my visual language and ability to succinctly interpret a brief using my artistic voice and use of visual langauge.
The Beauty Issue
I was honoured to be commissioned to create the illustrated cover for Bad Form - The Beauty Issue.
Bad Form provdees a platform fo wrtiers of colour. They write a lot about books - everything from book reviews, to reading lists, to opinion pieces about the publishing industry.
Waitrose health magazine
I was commissioned to create conceptual artwork for Waitrose Health magazine to accompany the words of Dr Mya-Rose Craig aka Bird Girl for the article 'Winging it' celebrating the power of bird watching on our well being. Click below to read the full article.
The Moon and Sleep
Recent bouts of insomnia were eased through learning about our majestic beauty the moon and I was fascinated to learn how the lunar cycles can actually have an effect on our sleep. I set myself this creative brief to depict my narrative 'The Moon. My friend'
Re-imagined cover for the New Scientist that have covered articles related to the moon and health.
Watercolour on paper
NEW YORK TIMES
The women who clear landmines
This was my conceptual interpretation of a powerful article titled 'Making our home safe again: meet the women that clear landmines' January 2021, The Guardian.
After decades of war, more and more women are working to remove lethal mines and IEDs from the fields and cities of their homelands. It’s dangerous, but it’s helping to rebuild their lives.
Re-imagined as cover for New York Times magazine illustrating topical news in a harmonious way.
Genomic medicine white bias
Fascinated with science and medicine, and having a vetted interest in genomic medicine due to my own underlying health issues, I wanted to create my own visual interpretation of the article titled 'Genomic medicine is deeply biased towards white people' that featured in New Scientist January 2021.
I like to depict powerful messages by reducing thingd down to their essential form and invite the viewer to interpret my artistic voice.
Watercolour on paper