She soon started developing her own style, a collage-effect or a ripping up and reorganizing of previously-painted papers, "to represent movement and a mixing of colours," she says. This is coupled with the fact that Cassandra - who was born and brought up in Madrid - understands the idiosyncrasy of both the English and Spanish cultures and because of the latter her work is profoundly influenced by the Mediterranean.
Returning to Madrid in 1989, Cassandra was quickly involved in a variety of projects: Illustration and design for promotions and advertising, graphic design, murals, printmaking, interior and window design, furniture and accessory design in wrought iron and wood, design and setting up of stands in Spanish trade fairs. Clients have included Castellana Inter·Continental Hotel, Pastelerias Mallorca, Hotel Casa de Santiago (Albarracin), Grupo 13, Haagen Dazs, International Book Club, Diageo, and more recently the Ritz Hotel Madrid, Bayer Pharmaceuticals (USA), William Grant & Sons, as well as private commissions including paintings, murals and portraits.
Looking through a workshop window, she saw someone printing on fabric in Camden, London, and that was what made Cassandra Constant, at age 26, do an about-turn in her working career. The workshop belonged to the designer and printer Rodney Moorhouse and Cassandra quickly signed up to take one of his courses. This was followed by screen printing and design courses at St. Martin's School of Art and London College of Printing, and several months in India and northern Italy to investigate textile design and print.
Cassandra has been showing her work since 1991 both in Spain and abroad. Her style and subject matter continue to incorporate unconventional materials - such as plastics, wires, "shades and shadows," as she puts it, in addition to the investigation of digital print - for a more sculptural work, and more recently she is creating building "blogs" and paper mache rocks.
Carlos Langdon Ruiz, Architect, says, "Cassandra's work is full of texture, colour and is brimming with energy and spontaneity and one can sense her continuous research which always accompanies the enjoyment that she gets from her work and which she is able to transmit to third parties.
It is impressive how despite her (continued) experimentation with different styles and techniques, her career, from the start to now, is coherent and honest and any example of her work during this development period is recognizable as belonging to the school of Constant."
... her own style, a collage-effect or a ripping up and reorganizing of previously-painted papers, "to represent movement and a mixing of colours" ...