Alex Shahlaei-Beeching
UP's Green Credentials-A Living Mandala


Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
When UP There Everywhere commissioned me both to illustrate and write an article on its green credentials, I was delighted. Here was that rare thing- a job for which I could wear both my hats (artist and writer) at the same time. UP is interesting in that it is the world's first cloud-based advertising agency. It has a much smaller carbon footprint than that of a conventional company.

How was the illustration used:
As part of an article and blog on UP's site.

How did you make this work:
From the outset, I decided to give myself certain rules, First, no digital. Second, the artistic means should reflect the subject of the article. Third, I would use neither paintbrush nor pen. To that end, I decided to make a living mandala from flowers and foliage gathered from my garden and elsewhere.

Commissioner Name :
Julian Stubbs
Commissioner Company :
UP There Everywhere

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I am a half-British half Iranian artist working in London and Cheltenham. Something of a Renaissance man, I paint, write and make to earn my bread.