Designers Block; Illustrate showed the work of over 80 artists as part of London Design Week 2007. Each artist was given carte blanche to fill an entire empty unit in an unfinished apartment complex in North London!
It was the perfect opportunity to incorporate found objects and lighting into my 2D work, and it became my first installation. The painted walls and floor interact with the lights, cables and found objects – a bicycle wheel, pipes and tubes – to create a capsule machine that feeds off people, transforming their bodies into deformed teddy bears.
These deformed bears became a bit of an obsession and the result was the street art project Pink Teddies Invasion. I produced hundreds of stickers which traveled to many magical places such as Tokyo, New York, Paris, Berlin and of course London.
Lighting: Gregory Ross.