During the build process of opening Nomad, we would constantly debate what to do with the wall at the front of the restaurant. Opening date was fast approaching and we were still searching for the right artwork/design/feature/anything that worked in the space.
It got to the point where we were prepared to open with a blank white wall and would wait to find the right piece. Lamenting as I would to David Park from Maud who was in charge of our NOM A D branding, he suggested an artist he knew from Brisbane.
It was love at first sight! I'm sure not the phone call one expects when working on fashion drawing ("What do you think of coming down to Sydney to draw a 3m long pig skull for a restaurant?") CJ Hendry flew in, worked day and night to get her work to the framer in time for our opening and stayed to celebrate opening night.
Now living in New York and collaborating with Christian Louboutin, you can see more of her work at www.cjhendry.live