Sleep Sparrow’s (Sophie Chadwick) psychedelic creations reference brutalist architecture, colour therapy and the experience of listening to music. Utilising a traditional cut and paste technique that requires a delicate hand and a scalpel, she weaves textured collages which play with perspective. An archive of vintage photographs – women in beehives, kitsch pottery and dreary city scenes – are transformed by meandering lines and contrasting blocks of colour.
Since graduating from Falmouth University with a BA in Illustration, Sleep Sparrow’s work has been featured by the likes of VICE and Crack Magazine. She has been short-listed for the People of Print Graduate Competition (2015), and the Top 10 The London Coffee Art Project (2014). Currently residing in her hometown of Birmingham, Chadwick works in Cass Art supplies shop where she was awarded the Staff Bursary (2018). Endeavoring to support the small but thriving community of creatives in the West Midlands, her prints have been exhibited in bohemian hotspot The Night Owl as well as by a local brewery on a limited edition “Pink Champagne” ale.