I’m happy to announce that my snail, L’Escargot Fantasie, has finally crawled into place in Jubilee Square, Brighton, as part of the Martlets Hospice ‘Snailspace‘ project. 50 giant snails have invaded the streets and parks of Brighton and Hove in the UK with a message of taking a slower, more mindful approach to life by being ‘more snail’.
Each one has been painted by local artists, designers and illustrators and all will eventually go to auction to raise money for the charity. You can visit the website here where you can read more about the project and download the Snailway route map, or follow the daily goings on of the snails across social media by searching the hashtag #bemoresnail.
Big thanks to the Art Republic gallery in Brighton for asking me to paint their sponsored snail and to Martlets.
With his trademark style of spattered spray paint depicting dark characters alongside vivid bursts of colour, artist Eelus has taken inspiration from his love of books and the storytellers that fuelled his imagination as a child.
His Snail is a riotous display of colour and portrays the renowned (and feared) French chef Jacques Le Méchant. The cunning cook has devised a way to infiltrate Snail Kingdom in search of the tastiest snails for his famous restaurant ‘L’Escargot Fantaisie’!
I’d stay out of his way if I were you, or you may also end up in a pie or a stew.