21 Jan 2014
6 Nov 2012
30 Apr 2012
2 Apr 2012
Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces - Sigmund Freud
“Winding, and unwinding we go, through our selves, going one way we are ourselves, the other way, what are we? The art of ourselves? images, dreams, stories, fantasies, memories? Can we rub against our art selves as we wind around, like serpents, and let some of the pigment brush off on us? And look, where the pigment rubbed off, the skin becomes transparent, and we see through it, to another world. Much more vast. And it's looking at you.”
13 Mar 2012
Drawing through water and afterwards allowing the paper to become water damaged so as to take on the concept further - focusing on the space around the facial features thinking of them as solid shapes . Refraction of light bending the perspective , distorting and elongating the features . Graphite on un-treated newsprint paper .
27 Feb 2012
Large scale prints made with graphite , spray paint, conte crayon and black rotaring pen . Taken from book format. The prints aim to depict control and gravitational forces within the human psyche . I am heavily influenced at the moment by german expressionist cinematography and film noir imagery.