The giraffes are out and about.
If you walk around Worcester these days, you will see lots of giraffes created by lots of artists.
This one is called ‘Girafficorn’ and it is my favourite giraffe. The artist who made it is Alison Turner and you can just about see her hiding behind her giraffe.
One of the giraffes you can see on the streets of Worcester is painted by me. It’s called ‘The Dreaming Giraffe’.
In November 2017 Claire and I went to the Royal Grammar School Worcester to do two workshops with students. We printed, painted and designed lots of giraffes. You can read a bit more about it here.
I asked the children to come up with two images of a giraffe: one standing still, sleeping, dreaming and the other one doing something silly like doing a somersault or cartwheels, dancing, jumping…
The pictures the pupils produced were amazing !!!Here are some of them.
In April I painted the large giraffe and collaged the pupils’ original images onto the final sculpture. Here are some photos of the work in progress:
It was great to work with the pupils from RGSW on such a great project for such a good cause.
Please read more about Worcester Stands Tall and how you can support St Richard’s Hospice.