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.

http://whatkeepsmeupatnight.blogspot.com/

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.
19/11/09


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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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Editorial

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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Workshop

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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