The Man Who Planted TreesElzéard Bouffier plants trees to save the wasteland from the Alps into Provence from dying. Patiently and generously he sows on land he does not own, without seeking recognition, he leaves an inspirational mark on this earth.
There are numerous lessons in his admirable service of bringing life to our planet.
We can all be inspired and make a difference to our Mother Earth.
Step by step the 'seeds' we plant and the deeds we do will change our nature.
Zooming For You with Two by Two CreatorsZooming made magical with paper cutting guidelines to make your zoom experience all the more poetic
Making seed envelopes with Two by Two CreatorsEverything we do matters.
We are all connected to each other.
Everything we do to nature, we do to ourselves.
Everything we do to ourselves, we do to our world.
So let's start with ourselves.
Be the change you, your children, your children's children want to see in our world.
A Two by Two Creators Production.
Loewe Butterfly installationA curtain of silk panels stitched with paper butterflies individually cut from the ephemera of life (used tickets, maps, music, books, scribbles, sketches).
One by one, each panel was gently dipped into a tray of midnight black ink allowing the colour to gradually seep through the fabric, flowing up through the butterflies' wings.
Words were handwritten on the silk, the nib catching on fabric threads as each letter escaped… ‘darkness rising ‘fly’, ’nyctophilia’ ‘dark depths’ ‘lightness’ ‘up, up and away’.
Hearken Summit in New York 2019We were asked to give people at the Hearken summit the opportunity to recognise the importance of beauty. This may seem incongruous within a business conference, but having the freedom to explore notions or specific words that resonate from discussions and talks, allows your mind to relax, reflect and acknowledge their power. Thus a word or phrase connected more deeply and in turn it's visual expression allows it to take flight, giving everyone a chance to see its strength and beauty. By playing with lettering, we begin to understand the possibilities for expression in the words themselves and how to weave them into other forms of expression. Typography is a powerful tool and we can celebrate the individuality and beauty of a word’s structure: bold/aggressive/sharp/cutting/swooshy/exploring/deliberate/rushed/
Examine the structure of lettering and imagery: how does the process of cutting out a word affect how you consider it? Essentially allowing ourselves to be more playful and curious, and giving ourselves the time and permission to reflect and connect with words and art in a different way
As a constellation of creatives our aim is to leave behind a collaborative piece where everyone involved has contributed, in addition to individual keepsakes for all attending. Collaboration can bring out the best in each person, creating masterpieces that are so much more than the sum of their art. Together we are always stronger…
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art 2019Two by Two helping more than 90 participants in making golden angels at Louisiana Museum of Modern art.
Every participant created a folded book angel, an advent candle holder display and finished off writing their wishes of cut out paper feathers.
The beautiful boathouse at the museum was full of golden moments of guilted calligraphy, angel making, light and cut outs to bring home.
Karen Blixen MuseumReadings from 'Out of Africa' and other works by Karen Blixen, with the theme of wings.
Two by Two animated the readings with calligraphy, visuals and sound, followed by workshops where guests wrote and drew in their own notebooks with coffee as ink.
HØVEHUSWe were asked by 'Behandlings skolerne' in Denmark to transform a run-down summer camp for children with special needs. On a very tight budget and some private and local sponsorship deals we managed to use and recycle things one would normally throw away. We reupholstered old furniture, repainted lamps, used dictionaries, art books, old photos and encyclopaedias as wallpaper. Old jeans and fabrics were made into new cushions and curtains.
We wanted to create a safe haven for children and families. A place where they would feel totally at ease when spending time together in sweet surroundings where they get the feel that everything has a purpose and doesn't need to be thrown away.
Each bedroom and the 2 dormitories were decorated within a theme, playing cards, portrait room, map room, comic strip room etc.