The idea for the global artwork comes from working as an artist in the unofficial refugee camp in Calais known as the Jungle. The camp was demolished in October
2016, but there are still incredibly vulnerable people from war torn areas of the world in Calais, and all they seek is refuge.
Despite the dreadful issues we face on a seemingly daily basis, making an artwork is a lot of fun. You can make an artwork to represent whatever it is you would like
to say. Some people want to show their love and support for each other. Some people who have already made work have not been able to do anything other than try to remind themselves and the world that
they still exist.
So far we have 700 completed Paper People artworks. That's 700 individual reasons for being involved.
An official pen stroke across paper limits life choices, sometimes in the extreme. Lifes worth is reduced to the paper its written on, but we are all far greater
than this paper would have us believe because when we work together we can achieve monumental things.