The Story of Aurora
Commissioned by YSP - Yorkshire Sculpture Park - to create an exclusive artwork to adorn their dramatic concourse windows, Woody was inspired by the historical grounds of the museum.
The Bretton Estate was designed over 200 years ago as a private pleasure ground. One of its owners, Sir Thomas Wentworth, re-designed the natural landscape by introducing small islands surrounded by man-made lakes. These islands housed exotic animal menageries while a life-sized ship called the Aurora sailed on the lakes. Woody re-imagines this narrative and depicts the Aurora returning home, carrying characters from distant lands.
Woody's drawings and hand-written text are freed from the page and translated in to a large‐scale vinyl installation across YSP’s 25m long by 5m high concourse windows. An ever‐changing natural landscape became the backdrop of this enlarged illustration and sunlight added another dimension with moving shadows.
creative direction + illustration
online event design + curation
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Woody's Studio collaborates on a diverse mix of creative projects, from super graphics that adorn hospital walls to creating sell-out fashion collections. The studio also curates and delivers online events for the education and arts sectors.
Woody, also known as Zara Wood, creates, curates and educates.
She is the co-founder of The Enquiry Desk, the PechaKucha producer for Brighton, UK and a senior lecturer in illustration for communication at Ravensbourne University in London.
The Woody Shop
An online shop dedicated to fashion, homeware and stationery designed by Woody.
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