Hands of creation

Also known as that time they let me decorate the walls

Every so often, a no-brief project lands on my desk – such was the case with this wallpaper assignment for the Johannesburg offices. Taking inspiration from neo-traditional tattoo linework, as well as the colorful tattoos of South Korean artist Zihee, I created a landscape of expressive hands that symbolise the act of creation and the development of a creative person over time.
From bittersweet beginnings and hard lessons, to patching yourself up after every failure, eventually a creative realises that they do have all the tools they need to succeed – and then the magic is finally revealed.

Client: Prodigious Johannesburg
Date: December 1, 2019
Services: Concept, Illustration