ofthoughtsandpeople is an online space for me to collect personal experiences of the outside. In the last year, walkings have been fundamental for my practice, through them I built my own dimension and I was able to approach the city and its inhabitants in a truer way. My intentions for this project were to find connections in a difficult time and to know better the space and people around me, I ended up looking for myself too. Working across different disciplines such as illustration, photography and poetry, I created a visual path to show my attempt of searching for answers in a sea of uncertainty.
Giada Maestra is a London-based illustrator.
She received her education between Venice, Strasbourg and Paris, where she studied Fashion Design and Multimedia Arts.
Currently an MA illustration student at Camberwell College of Arts, UAL.
Giada’s main inspiration comes from the ordinary. She likes to draw people and objects encountered along her way and that often go unnoticed, throughout observational sketches.
In her latest projects Windows by the Street and ofthoughtsandpeople, she portrays people, spaces and fleeting moments of the North London neighbourhood, during the pandemic. Walkings have been fundamental for both her practice and well-being.