Life's a Carnival with Nic Joly

Unpredictable, explosive and full of tightrope balances, life can sometimes feel like a circus act. So Nic’s humorous collection – aptly titled Life’s a Carnival – is perfect for anyone who wants a front-row seat to the "greatest show on Earth". Shop the limited edition and original works below. 

"Life is a ticket to the greatest show on Earth, so buckle up and let the carnival begin!"

Nic Joly

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Did you know?

The concept for the collection took a year to develop. While the research, testing, technology (and a lot of late nights) were a steep learning curve, it was one which Nic thoroughly enjoyed.

Each original piece has a microcomputer in the back, which had to be programmed and coded to work with the infrared sensors and nano LED lights. Nic says: “What I have been trying to achieve has never been done before using this technology, so I have had to learn from scratch and make up the rules as I go along.”

Nic took his show to our Guildford, Stratford-upon-Avon and South Molton Street galleries. Our collectors had a blast, as you can see!

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