Monday, November 29, 2010

Postcard & Christmas Card

Sophia Moseley asked me to decorate a postcard for her degree show project exploring the postal system, surrounding mail, art and traditional means of communication.
I decided to use the theme of post within my collage, involving the imagination/creativity that accompanies physical mail much more easily than electronic mail. Sophia is using hundreds (I'm No.257) of artists and postcards so it should look incredible when they all come together at Goldsmiths College, London Degree Show.

I then used my collage owl within my Chistmas Card image, now I just need to print them!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tessa Farmer @ Saatchi Gallery

The other weekend I visited the Saatchi Gallery and was inspired by Tessa Farmer's tiny skeletal fairies riding insects, it's genius! Here are some photos:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Illustration Friday - Burning

Here's my illustration for this week's Illustration Friday.
It depicts the scene in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince where Dumbledore and Harry are in the cave retrieving one of Voldemort's Horcruxes. The inferi rise above the river's surface attempting to pull Harry beneath until Dumbledore forces them back with a tail of fire.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

History of Somalia 1895-1920

Over the last few weeks I've been working on a commissioned project, creating 10 illustrations for a documentary about the rise of pirates alley a region between Yemen and Somalia, the Gulf Aden strip in Africa between 1895-1920. Here are some of my favourites.

Europeans lead by Portugal to an accord.

Mohammed Abdullah Hassan returning from a spiritual enlightenment in Mecca, to Berbera, Somalia.

The british control the port of Berbera, exporting live stock to Aden.
The British making deals with different clans of Somalia and Ethiopia.

The Battle of Dul Madoba in 1913 where General Richard Corefield is killed by the leader of the Dervishes, Mohammed Abdullah Hassan.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Liquidator

This week I’ve been volunteering for Abandon Normal Devices Festival.

Yesterday I got to help out with Plan C’s sculpture 'The Liquidator', made with materials scavenged from the Zone of the Chernobyl disaster. The sculpture is a ride inspired by Soviet carnival rides.

Ride it for free in Whitworth Park, Manchester until 7th October.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Illustration Friday - Caged

Going with an ugly duckling sort of theme, without ducks.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Tokyo Photo Diary: Day 9

Kite Museum

Tokyo Photo Diary: Day 8

Night book shop

Ueno park again


Tokyo Photo Diary: Day 7


Bullet Train

Himiko Boat. From Asakusa to Odaiba