Monday, 6 July 2009

This month I have mostly been.... printing with musical instruments!

A project commissioned by Sheffield based Graphic Designers Eskimo has led me to be printing with all sorts of weird and wonderful things of late! Everything from musical instruments to circuit boards. I've been really interested in the quality of the print I can get from various objects which I'll incorporate into the larger picture of the illustrations. Big thanks to Dave Mann's musical donations and electronic devices from Nottingham University- they've gone to good use! Thought I'd post a few pic's of me in action.

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Inspired by Circuses, Victoriana, and Surrealism I create collage’s combining the past and present through a mixture of found imagery, illustration, photography and drawing. Working with collage and my trusted photocopier I create all of my work by hand, frequenting second hand shops, car boot sales and markets to build up my ever growing archive of second hand books, magazines, photographs and postcards. I always create my work by hand, only using a computer for layout at final stages. I like my illustration to have a certain tangibility, a quality that cannot be captured by digital means alone, even if that is as small as a blob of ink or a smudge on a photocopy.