Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Ayahuasca - The Spirit Vine

'Ayahuasca - The Spirit Vine'



















Good vs evil and the sacred voyage. The White Elephant Studio, London.

grow the future

This is the first of our new series of street art to emphasise the importance of reconnecting with our natural environment.

For the first time in humanity’s history, more people live in urban settlements than rurally. Cities and towns occupy less than two percent of the earth’s surface, but use more than 75 percent of its resources, with London being the largest urban zone in Europe - the perfect location for this project.




Made completely from reclaimed materials, and absolutely nothing cut to size - this is our organic evolutionary process. Highlighting the desperately needed synergy between our rural-urban environment, inspired by the Rural Urban Synthesis Society, we put this first piece up next to the canal in Hackney Wick, London.

 





















 





















 














A human reconnection to nature is crucial to ensure a sustainable future. We all have a part to play.

Monday, 30 March 2015

La Veine Graphique Volume 2

Proud to be part of the second volume of La Veine Graphique amongst so many amazing artists,  documenting the evolution of contemporary tattoo art.
Big thanks to Noire Meduse. Now available here - http://www.noire-meduse.com/



Sunday, 29 March 2015

light behind the lens

Depicting the love and loss of a best friend and talented photographer.





 



















Following the darkest years of sadness after Jill's sudden passing, Aimee began to have dreams of seeing and speaking to her beloved friend, who would assure her that everything was ok.

This piece represents Jill's influence and celebrates the fact that she will always be a part of Aimee's life.  Thoughts are now happy memories that she will keep forever close to her.

 There has been a trust set up to commemorate Jill's name and support young photographers which you can view and support here: www.Jilltoddphotoaward.com

Saturday, 28 March 2015

lucid love

Visualising the beauty and intensity of the dream world. Read Evan's fascinating account below:

























"It's about an average man, who lives an average life. He has no wife and no kids. But one day he lies in his bed and falls asleep, he finds himself in a completely different world far more beautiful then anything he has ever seen. He soon figures out that he can somehow control his surroundings and even travel through time. Absolutely stunned from the worlds beauty, he starts to travel all around the world and is just enjoying the prettiness of his surroundings.
The next day he wakes up in his ugly and gray world..believing that it was all just some kind of a lucid dream. He goes to work and does his daily chores, realizing how beautiful it was in his dream. The next evening as he goes to bed, he wakes to find himself in exactly the same world he was in the last time. Overflowing with joy, he starts to run around and breath the fresh air, which seemed to be absolutely free from all the exhaust that was in his native land. In his travels, he meets a girl so pretty and endearing he falls in love at first sight. He promises her that they will explore the world together, so they start to travel around. On their journey, he fell in love with her more and more. It felt so real to him that he began to believe that it was real and with that, came the great disappointment he woke up and realized that it wasn't reality. 

The following evening,

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

to see the world

This piece is a first for us. A story told through the eyes of another. 

We first illustrated Illias' story last March, depicting his emotions following the love and loss of the man he greatly looked up to - his father. This year Illias informed us that his younger sister and sole sibling, Enya, wished to tell her story.

When we received Enya's heartfelt letter, it was so natural and necessary for us to create this for her. Her poetic words spoke of the good days; when she is proud of her brother,  proud of herself - feeling strong, wise and experienced. 
In contrast to the bad days - falling out of the tree into the darkness of the night that surrounds her,  unable to swim against the sea that engulfs her. Quoting Illias' use of 'waldeinsamkeit', she spoke of a moon shining very brightly between the stars. 'But when the lonely hours strike me, the moon is gone. Sometimes so quickly that I’m still blinded by looking to it I cannot even see the stars anymore.'

Relating to a line from a song she holds dear - I climbed a tree to see the world(To Build a Home by The Cinematic Orchestra),  Enya found her way up that tree after all that she has been through, able to enjoy the breathtaking views that make her realise that the world and life are still beautiful.

With her precious jewelery box of memories, Enya wishes to choose her own path like a bird flying through the sky, with her tattoo as her moon, guiding her through those dark nights.






































Illias Teirlinck, 2015

Illias Teirlinck, 2015




 



























Illias travelled to London with Enya from Belgium, capturing the whole experience wonderfully through the lens for De Morgen newspaper.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

feminine strength and the fluidity of gender

The White Elephant Studio, London, 2015

retrospect

Remembering the love and greatness of a mother and father's artistic and musical ability.
The White Elephant Studio, London, 2015






















Thursday, 5 March 2015

De Morgen

Delighted to be featured in Belgian newspaper De Morgen last week. Great shots of us at work by Illias Teirlinck - see below and online version here: http://www.demorgen.be/…/dit-londense-duo-maakt-tattoos-en…/








































































See more of Illias' photography here: http://illiasteirlinck.tumblr.com/
and the finished piece and story here

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Hi guys,
We are struggling to get through a mountain of lovely emails...if you are awaiting a reply then please be patient.
We take on very few projects in order to give each design the time and energy it deserves. For this reason, we sadly cannot accept every project which interests us.
We will add future dates/plans to the 'about' section of this page, where you can also find more info on how we work and the answers to many questions.

Thanks and love,
EE