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Carmen Miranda Paste up Installation in City Harvest Volunteer Kitchen

Shuby’s ‘Carmen Miranda’ paste-up print provokes instant smiles and what better decor for our new City Harvest staff/ volunteer kitchen. Shuby’s trademark banana couldn’t be more relevant, with banana’s being Britain’s most wasted fruit – with over 1.4 million thrown away daily. This is already a much instagrammed spot!

“I was so happy to be asked to do a collaboration with City Harvest. After looking at a few ideas we decided the collage paste up of Carmen Miranda with her banana headdress and kaleidoscope of strawberries would be great for the kitchen/ cafe in the new warehouse. I’m very honoured to have worked with such an amazing organisation doing such important work in the community.”

Shuby is a UK based studio and street artist. She uses print, collage, paint and photography to create original reinterpretations that revel in absurdity, kitsch and irony. Her cheeky visions are almost dream-like in their Technicolor intensity. She works in a wide variety of mediums including paintings, printmaking, ceramics and reworking found objects.

Shuby’s street art began in 2007 with work inspired by the singer and dancer Josephine Baker, illustrator Martin Sharp and filmmaker Busby Berkeley’s, ‘Lady In The Tutti Frutti Hat and of course Andy Warhol. The common motif of the three being the banana.

Shuby has pasted her collaged posters in many destinations around the world from busy cities like New York, London, Paris and Sydney to abandoned worlds of Doel, Belgium and Teufelsberg spy station, Berlin. Her varying cheeky motifs have become a naughty but innocent calling cards, instantly recognizable and intrinsically humorous.

Check out her work on @shubyart 🍌