Teddy Factory

Teddy Factory

Back in London Design Week 2007 I was given a 65 square metres room with complete freedom to create. This was part of ‘Designers Block; illustrate’, a big art festival with over 80 participant artists.

I started painting on a board of 4.80 x 2.40. It was my first time working on such a big space but it soon felt too small, so I spread my work to the surrounding walls and the floor. The painted elements interacted with lights, cables and found objects: a bicycle wheel, pipes and tubes.

The piece represents a capsule machine feeding on human beings, transforming their bodies into deformed teddy bears on a conveyor belt. This image represents aspects of the Society we live in, with a critical view on how the system represses our individuality, a science fiction-like image with its fatality but also with a hint of humour and absurdity.

Lighting: Gregory Ross.