Friday, 28 January 2011

Bad taste birthday

A personalised pop up birthday card made with a certain person in mind  

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Art of Nuture

2 entries for Lloyds TSB commercial finance art competition 2011

Both are designed around the theme 'we make it simple'.


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Sunday, 23 January 2011

sleepless nights

A piece waiting to go up for a charity auction.

Raising funds for homeless the theme is things that keep you up at night. Will post more details of where and when as they come.

In memory of Jenna Henning, a person no longer near but always very close.

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Original artwork for the 'Outsider'.
If interested in purchasing a digital print or even the original please contact.

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Friday, 14 January 2011

The Outsider

A set of three illustrations and one rough book binding for 'The Outsider' by Albert Camus.
The brief was a competition for all students as well as professionals set by the folio society celebrating their republishing of The Outsider so will have to wait and see for results. . .

Part 1, chapter 1 - 'The hearse was gradually picking up speed and the old man was losing ground.'
Part 1, chapter 2 - 'I smoked a couple of cigarettes, went inside'

Part 2, chapter 5 - 'while all through the night I waited patiently for the the dawn to break above the skylight.'

The Outsider book binding draft

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Variations in lino very very very quickly

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Abstract Book

Artist abstract book
Aesop's fable of the bald man and the fly . . .

There was once a Bald Man who sat down after work on a hot summer's day. A Fly came up and kept buzzing about his bald pate, and stinging him from time to time. The Man aimed a blow at his little enemy, but his palm came on his head instead;
again the Fly tormented him, but this time the Man was wiser and said:
"You will only injure yourself if you take notice of despicable enemies."


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Memento Final

 Julius Caesar

Geocache navigation coordinates - found die - historical events - 'the die of fate has been cast' Julius Caesar - crossing the river Rubicon, invading Rome, murder, togas, blood. Got there in the end!

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Some larger tests getting closer to the finished piece

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Memento Experiments

The memento project takes a graphic turn, playing round with wooden block letters.
Never made these sorts of images before and quite easy to work with.

then into these . . .

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Two editorial pieces.

Based on article about a rub on cream breast enhancer, which in case you are interested, it has not been proven to work.
I printed this lino cut in a variety of colour schemes but this was the most successful.

This second is based on organs being illegally acquired and sold by some hospitals in south Africa.

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Memento Pop up

Thanks to amazing workshops with the pop up godfather Duncan Birmingham this is my pop up book designed around a memento monster (misspelling on the cover whoops!)

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My Mementos

The start of a project surrounding the theme of mementos.

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Image made from a workshop with Tom Burns, relating to well known proverbs.

Not all that glitters is gold.

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Ted Hughes 'The Rainhorse'

Two double page spreads illustrating Ted Hughes short story 'The Rainhorse'


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Matchbox Circus

My first artist book, using the case as a binding and the characters as a narrative.

The Matchbox Circus come flat pack and using a scalpel and glue can be made up into the smallest show on earth. Figures ranging from about the size of a finger nail.

Watch this space!
soon to be twice the size, come with instructions and to be available from shops and myself at a cheaper retail price.


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1st year project

2 posters I designed during my first 15 week project about why a giraffe is either better or worse suited to the job of being a royal beefeater


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