Monday, 22 August 2011

Life on Our Moon

This portfolio of hand-tinted lithographs purports to illustrate the "discovery of life on the moon." In 1836, Richard E. Locke, writing for the New York Sun, claimed that the noted British astronomer Sir John Herschel had discovered life on the moon. Flora and fauna included bat-men, moon maidens (with luna-moth wings), moon bison, and other extravagant life forms. Locke proposed an expedition to the moon using a ship supported by hydrogen balloons. what an imagination, and of course they had to sex things up a little!

Friday, 19 August 2011

We All Vibrate

This Is a group I did for a show that never happened, they are called 'we All Vibrate'. I had read a scientific article on the fact that everything vibrates at an individual rate, and how we respond to certain people depends on how our vibrations interact. I have always been fascinated by how we give off so many signals and cues that we are not consciously aware of but pick up on anyway. Life is so complex!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Moleskine Diary Older Pages

More older Moleskime pages

Although this image is fairly self explanatory, I can give a little background. For 3 years I commuted on an almost daily basis to Brighton, where I was doing my degree in printmaking. I developed an addiction of sorts to cheap gossip magazines with their lurid images and shocking stories. they gave me an intense course in the human psych, and it never ceased to amaze me just how willing people were to reveal stuff about themselves. the magazines inspired me with narratives to dissect. i liked the vulnerability and sheer humanness I found there.

Coming from two cultures, two religions and two vastly differing world views, I feel caught between east and west, so I pick and choose from both sides and make up my own quilt of values and beliefs. This image is an attempt to understand how people can have such differing ways of looking at themselves.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Stll Animations II

Still Animations

Francis Bacon

These images are part of a series i did for my graduation show. Someone described them as 8 second still animations. I thought of them more as stories like most of my output. Luckily I sold most of them at the show and I even had to make a few more in the series as individual commissions, now that doesn't happen very often to people like me!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Jess collins Collages

Jess Collins, (1923- 2004) took up art in earnest after leaving his job at the Hanford Atomic Energy project. He enrolled in The California School Of Art and began to produce the work you see here. You can find more about him on Wikipedia so I don't need to go into great depth here. Jess's work ties into my current interest ( and Lucy's) in the Horror Vacui.

Moleskines Diary Pages (older ones)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

A group of collages/ watercolour works on illustration board. These are all available for sale or as signed prints.
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