Jalova Biological Research Station,
Costa Rica, 2010
The brief: two tables, approximately 3ft x 10ft, to be decorated with jungle animal themed paintings, in a bright and bold style.
This project was carried out by me with help from a group of volunteers under my guidance.
On a biological research station in a rainforest, the theme could only be indigenous wildlife and I created two designs to reflect the species being studied. On the first table a jaguar surrounded by jungle and coastal imagery; on the second table a strangler fig supporting different species.
Volunteers on the expedition were encouraged to contribute ideas and explore their own artistic abilities.
Logistical issues added to the challenge, as the kitchen area and both tables were in constant use. All artwork was drawn freehand in pencil, then painted with acrylics and finally varnished to give it some protection. These tables continue to be used for three meals a day.