This publication is the culmination of a ROCK PAPER SCISSORS project with Amy Rose Barnes and children of Elephant and Castle. It includes a collection of colourful drawings inspired by nature, made by over 100 local children through an artist-led postal exchange over the lockdown period. The life and imagination within the 160 pages are evidence of children’s will to draw, and what happens when left to their own devices with a set of colouring pencils and felt-tip pens.
Amy Rose Barnes is an artist who plays with abstracting nature through the use of drawing, collage, textiles and painting, inspired by commonly observed, but often overlooked, natural lines and patterns. Since graduating in BA Painting from Wimbledon College of Art in 2017, she has worked in participatory settings with a particular interest in art and wellbeing.