Monday, 31 January 2011

Art of Nurture Entry
This is my entry for the Lloyds tsb Art of Nurture competition. It's based on the statement 'we succeed together' through the idea of it's structure. I created a weave out of money, each component works together to create a strong form, if you get where I'm going with this? But yeah, I introduced handprints to bring in a human element and changed the colours towards blue and green, as they're the corporate colours of Llloyds. I'm not 100% sure about it and I don't think it has a cat in hells chance of winning as an Illustration, but I'm trying to push the concept of the structure rather than producing a pretty image, so we'll see. 

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Ta Da!
The evil docuent which has taken over the past three months of my life is now complete, thank cod for that! My question... Does the Illustrator have a responsibility to promote sustainability through their work and production methods? If so is it always possible? My results... Whey aye of course the dee man! I am so happy.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Gimme Shelter
A photograph I took during a typographic project, I used the lyrics to Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones. Each letter was cut out from various album covers of theirs and stuck onto different layers of acetate. It took a very long time and after a while became tedious but I got some pretty nice shots out of it and it was quite a nice opportunity to experiment in the photography studio.

This is Alf.
I made him last year, he is an ex veteran living on the streets of Soho, made up of mesh, mod-rock, fabric and other old bits and bobs, his feet are wrapped in carrier bags to hold in the warmth. His dog is called Ratbag and consists of leather, brown paper and hessian amongst other things. I photographed the pair in an alley way, the difference in his scale to his surroundings is symbolic of how he is made to feel on a day to day basis, small and inadequate, and just to add insult to injury I forgot about him, I stumbled across him again when sorting through my hard drive. Poor Alf.
Dirty Dishes
Dirty dishes going into the dishwasher. Part of a childrens book I created a couple of years ago as part of a first year project. The whole project was so much fun, I made a little dishwasher to house the book and it had flashing lights and buttons, not my best stuff but i got to play with collage and texture, which i LOVE.

Part of a typographic project, I ended up making 3 dimensional letters out of card and bound them in string, I was inspired by the use of materials at the Bauhaus, in particular the sort of stuff practised on Itten's preliminary course . I like taking the hands on approach. Ahem. Sorry.