Sunday, 31 July 2011
Saturday, 30 July 2011
|This was drawn after I'd spent an evening at a Private View, It reminded me why I am both attracted and repelled to the kind of people who feel the need to be seen at all the best places with all the right people wearing just the right clothes. Ugh!|
Friday, 29 July 2011
|This is about some screwed up family dynamic that I haven't quite worked out yet. Something to do with jealousy, lack of trust and power games played by grown ups. This really is a well that never runs dry!|
Friday, 22 July 2011
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Saturday, 9 July 2011
|I'm still working this one out, any ideas?|
Friday, 8 July 2011
While I am working, I like to have noise in the background, so I often have the TV feeding constant information. These pages coincided with the very public trial of a Miss Casey Anthony for the murder of her 2 year old daughter. I got very caught up in the details of the trial and it seemed obvious to me that Casey was guilty. So the verdict was a huge shock. The whole infanticide, mother/ child dynamic is such a primal, complex one, that I felt compelled to try and work out my feelings. I had to try and separate my feelings of loathing for a complete stranger, from her alleged actions. As far as I can see the prosecution proved their case, but the jury saw differently. It is strange how fathers killing their children no longer even registers on the public conscience anymore, but a mother disposing of a child she brought into the world just takes us to another level of evil. This is a theme I'm sure will stay with me for a while yet.
Saturday, 2 July 2011
The second instalment of my current sketchbook. I am still working out what the overall meaning is and what the connecton between all the images might be. I am open to suggestion and external input. Often an observer can see more clearly that I can what is going on.
|The title page of the new book, I think that the theme is the connection between birth and creativity: a somewhat obvious one! The stuff inside my head eats it's way out one way or another. A process of externalising my inner thought process.|
My favourite part of using Moleskine, brand new pages. I managed to buy a couple of new books from Ebay for around £8 a pop, a great improvement on the Waterstones / Smith's £14 plus.