I was commissioned by An Post to create a suite of Christmas postage stamps, using paper-craft illustration. I designed and built the paper-craft dioramas that depicted Irish Christmas scenes. I cut out the images from coloured paper and constructed them into layered scenes. The scenes were created with the same principle as theatrical sets; with background, middle ground and foreground elements, all made up of characters and props, which I then carefully lit and photographed in my studio.
The scenes included depictions of the Christmas swim at Blackrock Pier in Salthill, Galway, Christmas carol singers, Irish Winter landscapes and wildlife, and religious Christmas scenes. There was also some hand lettering elements involved as part of the designs.