Thursday, 6 October 2011
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
To me they looked like poppies, if you want to think deeply about it, the poppy represents death and so does HIV - and even though they are very different kinds of death, it is all the same in the end.
I am not a great person with words but hopefully the message comes through.
I might start a series of wood micro-graph paintings because each wood is very different under the microscope which make so much sense when you make the relation.
My favorite of the selection, the colours are so interesting and the angular and sharp/brittle strokes really translated to how graphite feels.
Monday, 26 September 2011
Monday, 5 September 2011
This is a rare post, no pictures. So I am stuck at a crossroads after university. I need to create some paintings growing from what I've achieved so far. I have that intense pressure that it must be better, bigger and launch me even more than what I have done so fare, more professionalism. This pressure has stalled anything creative. Unfortunate but inevitable. So I am sitting at my computer now, trying to concentrate on what to do next. I've got plenty of ideas but motivating them onto the page is hard. I'll try and keep this blog more updated too.
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
It included alot of work and the artists and scientists can be followed up on the site here :
It was a great experience and a big learning curve again. I hope I can keep going and glad that it turned into such a success for all the artist involved.
Saturday, 30 April 2011
Yes, it's cheesy and formal but I haven't got the luxury of time to spend on it. Putting more effort into the drawings instead. It's a book of objects (skull, buttercup, bird, goldfish, heart and tree) all representing their microscopic structure.
Thursday, 21 April 2011
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Been working for a long long while on these peices (which are a1 in size!) for the broadvision microscopy exhibition in London Gallery West. Opening night is 5th of May and I am co curator! So come along if your in and about.The skull and the buttercup are made up textures that represent what they look like at a microscopic scale. So the bone microscopic texture is manipulated into the silhouette of the skull and the plant cells are shown to reflect the buttercup.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
Really enjoyed drawing something light, such as the birds of paradise. Made as part of professorial practice they are part of an illusion experiment where you take a picture of a cage and a bird, attach back to back and on top of a pencil. When you roll the pencil between your hands quickly, the images of the bird and the cage merge and it appears as if the bird is inside the cage.
These are images from the second chapter of my final project. They try and show the quite abstract thought experiment of Maxwell's demon which involves a demon separating a container into hot and cold particles so demonstrating one of the laws of thermodynamics.
Very little updates recently as I have been working tons on layout designs etc. But alongside the final major project I am exhibiting with a group of scientists next month and working on the theme of microscopy. I'm sketching bone and buttercup cells and contrasting/comparing their close up and real eye view.
Large watercolour paintings to come...
Wednesday, 16 February 2011
Hopefully, it would be very different amongst the piles of self promotion books and posters to get an interactive experiment. This is still in progress but hopefully you would cut on the dotted lines and pierce a hole in the sun, running a string through it. Hold it above a light bulb and the convection heat makes it spin.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Friday, 28 January 2011
I was recently part of a great exhibition with artists and illustrators in Southwark, London. I collaborated with the writer, Nadia Gasper. It was a great experience (and I got to be on itv London news with my work for all of 5secs!) I created two pieces, one which was for the writer to write a piece about, and the second as a response to one of Nadia's poems.
Nadia's blog can be found here:
There are alot of great reads if you get a chance :)
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
Monday, 22 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
Pretty obvious title but really working with the geometric style of working, coming up with some (hopefully) interesting results.
Unfortunately I realise now that the detail would be completely lost in an illustration that's meant to be only a6 in size... live and learn. I do like the new screen print overlay kind of effect so may use this a little more. With this image though I may need to change the colour to apply more to the title. eeek.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Found a cool article about the maths behind geography or geomatics. I don't know if this is a right response to the article, although I really like how it came out. So applying colours and trying to cut it up and find a way of using it to push the article meaning more.
A quick editorial illustration to accompany an article for the title (above). Really enjoying working in a very formal, graphic kind of way. Still going through some colour variations and hopefully (fingers crossed) will get this screen printed.