Chubby Wax Crayons

Chubby Wax Crayons is a project by artist Paul Muir and is a collection of work produced over a three year period whilst visiting a psychoanalyst.

The artworks were created using cubby wax crayons on paper of the lowest quality. Unlike art therapy, (where art is implicit to the therapeutic process), these drawings, using primitive materials, that are usually associated with very young children, brought about by a chance moment and not a conscious use of art materials.

Neotists gave Paul a platform to be able to talk about the work at one of the PechaKucha events and you can listen to his talk to find out about the emotional journey Paul went on.

These chubby wax works are dedicated to the most remarkable women Paul has ever met and brought together as a body of work on their own website: www.chubbywaxcrayon.com

 

 

Neotists involved with this project

  • Paul Muir
    Paul Muir
    Artist and dramatherapist
  • Richard Slade
    Richard Slade
    Graphic and web designer
Paul Muir
Artist and dramatherapist

Paul Muir is an artist and drama therapist, living and working in St Neots. Professionally trained at Newcastle Polytechnic, Leeds University and St Albans College of Art and Design. Paul now dedicates his time to portraying the beauty and meaning we experience in the people and landscapes we encounter.

His history is in applying drama therapy theory with groups and individuals with children of all ages. Believing that play leads to an enriched understanding of ourselves and others. His work has largely been in schools and colleges in Yorkshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Presently his art studio is a Narrowboat on The Great Ouse where he draws his inspiration.

Richard Slade
Graphic and web designer

Richard Slade has over 20 years experience in the design industry working in the public, private and charity sectors with some of the top names in design.

He produces highly creative work for brands and organisations across the UK and his work covers a wide range of disciplines, including web, print and corporate identity. As well as extending his skills in to both marketing and project management, Richard is also a highly capable photographer and illustrator.

A huge advocate of design and creativity Richard formed Neotists in 2013 as a way to promote local freelance talent and community engagement. How he finds time to also row nationally with St Neots Rowing Club we don’t know.