We asked Cheeky Observer if her work has a consistent tone or message?
This has been a big focus of mine for the last 12 months; I’ve spent a lot of time meditating on what it is that I want to communicate through my work. Conceptually, I’m playing more and more with the idea of cultural consciousness, particularly in my less ‘commercial’ pieces - I want my creative output to be the kind that makes people feel something, inspires them to think differently, to see and act consciously.
I want my work to be a force for good.
Art in Public space is important to a community because it offers up a world view, or story of someone without political motive. Made by the people, for the people.
Also, I find that our world in its current state is over-saturated with digitally polished and pixel perfect, and there is a growing need for handcrafted, raw, visceral creativity to put people back in touch with themselves.
The last few months of 2016 were jam packed with a lot of large scale murals for me.
The most rewarding commission was one I did in Cape Town - my client wanted a piece reflective of South African culture, which was a challenge, as the nation’s history is quite sticky. I drew inspiration from the faces of the native people, the Afrikaans language, and the current drive and imperative so many of the people carry with them - to try and bring about social change through creative means.
Looking towards the future. I would love to work more on large scale pieces with a purpose. Those with an agenda to better the world, through sustainability, awareness, or the general distribution of positive vibes.