No More Cutting

No More Cutting

‘No More Cutting’ is a project to raise awareness of female genital mutilation.

In some parts of the world stereotypes have created the idea of “normal” and “preferred” female genitalia. Some women choose to cut themselves to fit this distorted image of normality, when in reality normality comes in many shapes and forms. We must encourage women to be proud and celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the natural female form and not be pressured to change.

In stark contrast 3 million girls and women are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) each year against their will and without proper understanding of what is happening to them. It is an extreme form of discrimination that millions of women and girls have been affected by and 8300 girls a day are at risk of being cut. These women and girls aren’t presented with the choice to remain uncut and be themselves.

This project aims to highlight that human diversity, each unique genital is hand crafted from paper to capture the fragility and beauty of each and everyone.

As this project grows we hope to raise awareness, open discussion and gain more support for the on going ambition to end FGM within a generation. Through new laws being passed, more education and general opinion changing there is hope to make this a reality.

nomorecutting.com

No More Cutting

No More Cutting

‘No More Cutting’ is a project to raise awareness of female genital mutilation.

In some parts of the world stereotypes have created the idea of “normal” and “preferred” female genitalia. Some women choose to cut themselves to fit this distorted image of normality, when in reality normality comes in many shapes and forms. We must encourage women to be proud and celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the natural female form and not be pressured to change.

In stark contrast 3 million girls and women are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) each year against their will and without proper understanding of what is happening to them. It is an extreme form of discrimination that millions of women and girls have been affected by and 8300 girls a day are at risk of being cut. These women and girls aren’t presented with the choice to remain uncut and be themselves.

This project aims to highlight that human diversity, each unique genital is hand crafted from paper to capture the fragility and beauty of each and everyone.

As this project grows we hope to raise awareness, open discussion and gain more support for the on going ambition to end FGM within a generation. Through new laws being passed, more education and general opinion changing there is hope to make this a reality.

nomorecutting.com

No More Cutting

No More Cutting

‘No More Cutting’ is a project to raise awareness of female genital mutilation.

In some parts of the world stereotypes have created the idea of “normal” and “preferred” female genitalia. Some women choose to cut themselves to fit this distorted image of normality, when in reality normality comes in many shapes and forms. We must encourage women to be proud and celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the natural female form and not be pressured to change.

In stark contrast 3 million girls and women are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) each year against their will and without proper understanding of what is happening to them. It is an extreme form of discrimination that millions of women and girls have been affected by and 8300 girls a day are at risk of being cut. These women and girls aren’t presented with the choice to remain uncut and be themselves.

This project aims to highlight that human diversity, each unique genital is hand crafted from paper to capture the fragility and beauty of each and everyone.

As this project grows we hope to raise awareness, open discussion and gain more support for the on going ambition to end FGM within a generation. Through new laws being passed, more education and general opinion changing there is hope to make this a reality.

nomorecutting.com

No More Cutting

No More Cutting

‘No More Cutting’ is a project to raise awareness of female genital mutilation.

In some parts of the world stereotypes have created the idea of “normal” and “preferred” female genitalia. Some women choose to cut themselves to fit this distorted image of normality, when in reality normality comes in many shapes and forms. We must encourage women to be proud and celebrate the diversity and uniqueness of the natural female form and not be pressured to change.

In stark contrast 3 million girls and women are subjected to female genital mutilation (FGM) each year against their will and without proper understanding of what is happening to them. It is an extreme form of discrimination that millions of women and girls have been affected by and 8300 girls a day are at risk of being cut. These women and girls aren’t presented with the choice to remain uncut and be themselves.

This project aims to highlight that human diversity, each unique genital is hand crafted from paper to capture the fragility and beauty of each and everyone.

As this project grows we hope to raise awareness, open discussion and gain more support for the on going ambition to end FGM within a generation. Through new laws being passed, more education and general opinion changing there is hope to make this a reality.

nomorecutting.com

Google OnHub

Google OnHub

I was asked to design and make a cover for Google's new router, the OnHub, with a selection of other artists.

Check out everyone's amazing work at g.co/onhubmakers

Google OnHub

Google OnHub

I was asked to design and make a cover for Google's new router, the OnHub, with a selection of other artists.

Check out everyone's amazing work at g.co/onhubmakers

Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts is an interactive paper sculpture that invites people to experience the world’s most recognizable instrument of death, head first. However, unlike it’s deadly ancestor, this blade offers nothing more final than a paper cut.

The guillotine became part of popular culture during France’s Reign of Terror (1793-94) and the subsequent French Revolution. While used well into modern times throughout other European countries the last time it was used for official business was in France was 1977.

This experience brings a new twist to this infamous apparatus while arousing people’s natural fascination for the macabre. It will transform a powerful and oppressive symbol of death into a thing of beauty. Delicate, inviting and something people may even line up for. Voluntarily this time.

And every time the paper blade falls a camera will be triggered to capture the expression of the those who have put their neck on the line for an art experience like no other. Each fearful facial expression, forever immortalized on the PaperCuts-Exhibtion.com.

 

This piece is the first collaboration between artists Mandy Smith and Hal Kirkland. What began as a simple creative sit-down in an Amsterdam bar eventually manifested into the 3.8-meter behemoth it is today.

Mandy had always been disturbed by the idea of capital punishment since she was young and had begun to play with the idea of creating a series of deadly devices while juxtaposing them with the fragility and beauty of paper art. Hal suggested creating one at full-size, transforming the piece into a sculpture that allowed paper art – an art form usually too delicate to touch – to become inherently interactive. Both artists unified their craft, interactive skills sets and before long Paper Cuts was born.

Paper Cuts launched at one of Amsterdam’s most historic locations, De Waag on March 1st, following that it appear next at the Pick Me Up - Graphic Arts Festival Design at Somerset House - London, March 5th. Currently it resides at Stadtmuseum Aarau and is on loan from for the exhibition alongside the actual blade from the French Revolution.

 

Photography:

Stadtmuseum Aarau - Cedric Christopher Merkli
Somerset House - Aaron Tilley
Amsterdam’s Waag - Dario Fusnecher

Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts

Paper Cuts is an interactive paper sculpture that invites people to experience the world’s most recognizable instrument of death, head first. However, unlike it’s deadly ancestor, this blade offers nothing more final than a paper cut.

The guillotine became part of popular culture during France’s Reign of Terror (1793-94) and the subsequent French Revolution. While used well into modern times throughout other European countries the last time it was used for official business was in France was 1977.

This experience brings a new twist to this infamous apparatus while arousing people’s natural fascination for the macabre. It will transform a powerful and oppressive symbol of death into a thing of beauty. Delicate, inviting and something people may even line up for. Voluntarily this time.

And every time the paper blade falls a camera will be triggered to capture the expression of the those who have put their neck on the line for an art experience like no other. Each fearful facial expression, forever immortalized on the PaperCuts-Exhibtion.com.

 

This piece is the first collaboration between artists Mandy Smith and Hal Kirkland. What began as a simple creative sit-down in an Amsterdam bar eventually manifested into the 3.8-meter behemoth it is today.

Mandy had always been disturbed by the idea of capital punishment since she was young and had begun to play with the idea of creating a series of deadly devices while juxtaposing them with the fragility and beauty of paper art. Hal suggested creating one at full-size, transforming the piece into a sculpture that allowed paper art – an art form usually too delicate to touch – to become inherently interactive. Both artists unified their craft, interactive skills sets and before long Paper Cuts was born.

Paper Cuts launched at one of Amsterdam’s most historic locations, De Waag on March 1st, following that it appear next at the Pick Me Up - Graphic Arts Festival Design at Somerset House - London, March 5th. Currently it resides at Stadtmuseum Aarau and is on loan from for the exhibition alongside the actual blade from the French Revolution.

 

Photography:

Stadtmuseum Aarau - Cedric Christopher Merkli
Somerset House - Aaron Tilley
Amsterdam’s Waag - Dario Fusnecher

ODDKA Frocktail

Vice asked me to produce a dress of odd and imaginative art direction to launch the story of Oddka’s Milkshake vodka. I dreamt up the solution by telling the story of “Oddka Production” through layers of a live animated storyboard. Each layer showcased a different stage of the “Oddka Production” process from strawberry eating cows, to a milking carousel, though to flavour infusing windmills. To bring the dress into a 2m tall, 250 moving part reality I teamed up with production designers Herbert Luciole.

Agency - VICE
Client - Oddka
Mechanical Mastermind - Herbert Luciole

ODDKA Frocktail

ODDKA Frocktail

Vice asked me to produce a dress of odd and imaginative art direction to launch the story of Oddka’s Milkshake vodka. I dreamt up the solution by telling the story of “Oddka Production” through layers of a live animated storyboard. Each layer showcased a different stage of the “Oddka Production” process from strawberry eating cows, to a milking carousel, though to flavour infusing windmills. To bring the dress into a 2m tall, 250 moving part reality I teamed up with production designers Herbert Luciole.


Agency - VICE
Client - Oddka
Mechanical Mastermind - Herbert Luciole.

3M Globe

3M Globe

As part of the launch to 3M’s “Science Applied to Life” Campaign I was asked to build a paper globe for their experiential tent at SXSW interactive. The tent was to showcase all the amazing and interesting products 3M create and I was to build a globe to interact with their Novac Fluid. Novac fluid looks like water but doesn’t damage anything, with benefits including cooling properties, non conductive properties and extinguishing properties you can place paper in it without it getting wet or damaged unlike with water. So after an exciting set up day of lowering the artwork into a tank and pouring in the liquid around it we showed how this was true. I made a smaller satellite to put next to the model so people visiting the tent could see it wasn’t a trick and the paper wasn’t coated - it was all down to the science of the Novac Fluid.  

 

Agency - BBDO,  New York
Client - 3M

3M Globe

3M Globe

As part of the launch to 3M’s “Science Applied to Life” Campaign I was asked to build a paper globe for their experiential tent at SXSW interactive. The tent was to showcase all the amazing and interesting products 3M create and I was to build a globe to interact with their Novac Fluid. Novac fluid looks like water but doesn’t damage anything, with benefits including cooling properties, non conductive properties and extinguishing properties you can place paper in it without it getting wet or damaged unlike with water. So after an exciting set up day of lowering the artwork into a tank and pouring in the liquid around it we showed how this was true. I made a smaller satellite to put next to the model so people visiting the tent could see it wasn’t a trick and the paper wasn’t coated - it was all down to the science of the Novac Fluid.  

 

Agency - BBDO,  New York
Client - 3M