Illustration for a collaborative project orchestrated by designer and illustrator Hayley Cantor.
The project is a collection of artwork by UK designers & illustrators, about their relationship with money (and the new five pound note). The project involves each illustrator designing their own 5er, and nominating another designer they know to do the same. The idea is to express yourself and/or the way you feel about money.
My illustration reflects the feeling that money seems to fly away as soon as it arrives, and you often have no idea where its gone!!
On a bit of a deeper level, its also about how we, as the public, generally only know very little of what our money does when it's not in our hands. Where does it go, what is it used for, what is it made from even? The birds represent this - where are they going, what will they do when they get there? We only see part of the whole picture.
The whole project can be found at www.5ivers.co.uk.