TWIGGIE, DESIGN SELECTION

A few months ago I was asked to create an elephant for intu, the sponsors of The Elephant Parade National Tour in the UK. As you can imagine, I was thrilled! Intu staff and their children had submitted design ideas in a competition, which I was asked to judge, along with Mike Spits, founder of the Elephant…

MOSAIC MURAL BRAINSTORMING AND SKETCHING

I got together with a group of IOE students to start working on the mosaic for the first time on a lovely spring afternoon. From the start I wanted this to be their mural. I wanted an artwork which expresses their ideas, interests and the mood in their Student’s Union. When I was a student…

MOSAIC PROPOSAL

Back in January 2013 I responded to a call for artists to propose ideas for a mural in the bar area of the Instiute of Education’s Student Union in London. Little did I know it would turn into a more than a year long project, grow to 4 murals and inspire the new branding of…

THE ELEPHANTS ARE COMING BACK

On 21 July 2013, The Elephant Parade will return to the UK for a 375-day tour in partnership with intu, owner of some of the UK’s best shopping centres. I’m so pleased that this year I’ll be creating the intu elephant and can’t wait to start working on it (I haven’t decided whether it’s a he or…

A NOTE FROM JUDY CHICAGO

“It is nice that your group was moved by my work and wanted to honor it. I hope your exhibition is a success.” Best Regards, Judy Chicago

26 WOMEN IN SPACE

All artists participating in I’m Inside, Ring the Bell were asked to provide a list of 26 women of importance, whose names were to be inscribed on the floor, in the middle of the triangular table. I tried to come up with a list of women I didn’t actually know much about so here’s my 26…

THEBIGEGGHUNT TWEETED…

@TheBigEggHunt used a photo of my egg in the first official announcement that they broke the Guiness World Record for the most participants in an Easter egg hunt! The Big egg hunt team tweeted: We have BIG Big Egg Hunt News tomorrow…!Does Paola Minekov’s @paolaminekov lovely egg give you any clues? twitpic.com/96rzeg — The Big Egg Hunt (@TheBigEggHunt) April…

I BLOGGED FOR DULWICH ON VIEW

Find out more about Colourful World’s story in this article I wrote for the popular South London online magazine Dulwich on View. “When I picked it up from the Big Egg Hunt’s office – the taxi driver saw it and said, ‘Blimey, I hope it doesn’t hatch in here!’ I was in the process of…

COLOURFUL WORLD IN FIRST NEWS

Colourful World got a photo mention in First News, and was featured on the website: http://www.firstnews.co.uk/news/easter-egg-hunt-starts-arounds-london-i7522. First News is the only weekly newspaper for young people in the UK, which is why I thought it was great to have the egg featured in it. It is now the widest-read children’s publication with over 1 million readers…

FABERGÉ & FIBREGLASS, INTERVIEW, LIVING SOUTH MAGAZINE

Can you find the egg I’ve painted? This is so egg-citing! Over 200 magnificent giant eggs have been created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers and hidden across the streets of the capital… and The Big Egg Hunt has started! Now I can tell you some more about my egg. It is called Colourful…