I thought I'd write and tell you a bit about a really cool project I have been working for recently. It is a project called 'Pointe Blank'; a real mix of absolutely great, talented artists who have been called together by the Birmingham Royal Ballet to create a piece of artwork inspired by the ballet 'Coppelia', which the group will be performing soon. It can be in any style we want, depicting any part of the story we want or any feelings/imagery the story provoked in our heads. It doesn't need to involve the ballet itself; unless you want it to.
I'm not going to lie to you; I've heard of Coppelia but have never seen nor read about it. Which is a shame really, becasue now that I have, I realise it is a great story. Let's see, it has;
3) A mad scientist
4) Love, romance and intrigue
5) Eastern Europe
6) Bringing automatons to life
7) A whole village dancing about the place
What's not to like, here? The artwork will be revealed live at the Hippodrome in Birmingham on Monday 13th June and the exhibition will remain up for 2 weeks, and will be online at the Pointe Blank link above indefinitely. It's going to be really great, I'm sooo excited to see the other artist's spins on the story. If you're in the area, PLEASE do come down, it should be really inspiring! If you would like to see some teasers of the artwork by the artists, check it out here at the Pointe Blank blog. Mine is there, but I've posted it here too. Enticing? Maybe.
The very kind and talented Claire Hartley got me involved in this project, so a massive thank you to her, and also, my friend and fellow illustrator Harriet Gray will be exhibiting, so there are many reasons to check it all out. If you can. Of course. Y'know. If not, no worries. Y'know.