I absolutely love that my job is so varied and I've actively encouraged it in the past, but over the last few years I have been reducing the amount of extra work I take on. I tend to get too excited by new projects and it takes me away from my own practice.
However, when the opportunity to repaint a huge grandiose ceiling presented itself, I could not resit. Despite the fact that this is not my design or style I relished the challenge to replicate the work and restore the ceiling to it's former glory.
I enlisted the help of my studio mate Assia Bennani and thank goodness or I'd still be painting it today!
Amongst the monotony of painting metres of repetitive design there was a lot of general excitement, fun and also moments of extreme stress. It was a good learning experience in skill and technique, preparation and time management! Luckily we were able to paint the mural in our studio and install it later. Painting on a scaffold like Michelangelo may sound wildly romantic but in reality my neck felt like it was going to snap after 5 minutes of minor touch ups on site.
I'm so happy with how it turned out and now I think it's time for an abstract series!