The Mural Painting “The Magic Seeds” at Seed Animation Studio HQ (2011)
The cutting edge CGI animation studio, Seed Animation Studio, asked me to paint a mural at their HQ in Soho, London. I drew on the 3m x 6m wall in their working space and a narrow slip of wall in their toilet to entertain their activities there. The idea of the painting comes from the poem below, and the studio’s name, of course.
(*Afterwards we created this animation project as a sequel to this mural: The Magic Seed Ident)
The Magic Seeds (by James Reeves)
There was one old woman who sowed a corn seed,
And from it there sprouted a tall yellow weed.
She planted the seeds of the tall yellow flower,
And up sprang a blue one in less than an hour.
The seed of the blue one she sowed in a bed,
And up sprang a tall tree with blossoms of red.
And high in the treetop there sang a white bird,
And his song was the sweetest that ever was heard.
The people they came from far and from near,
The song of the little white bird for to hear.
<Tall tree, red blossoms, singing bird>
<Old woman sawing corn seeds>
<Skeleton fisher horse>
<People came from far and from near>
<Toilet> <The grandson of the old woman getting fished by the horse>