Saturday, 16 May 2020

Angry Elf


(HB pencil on 74mm x 106mm paper)

In this dreamscape piece, I liked the way the dream construct elements of it made up the branches of a tree that the elf is hiding behind. Usually, it becomes nothing more than background, as in previous pieces.

And this little elf doesn't look too pleased at being discovered!

Sunday, 12 April 2020

The Happy Party People

(HB pencil on a 139mm x 87mm postcard)

They are The Happy Party People. A disturbing cult inflicting "forced fun" on unsuspecting victims. They cannot be stopped, and they know where you live...

"Hi there! We are your local chapter of The Happy Party People, and your home has been chosen to host tonight's party. Aren't you lucky? - Yes you are! All you have to do is provide the food, the drink, as well as the entertainment and we'll do the rest. Sorry if you have any problem with this, but I'm afraid resistance is fucking futile!"

"Do you have Wifi?"


It was inevitable that, during this pandemic and lockdown, a piece like this would materialise. It shows that natural need we have for social interaction, going against the grain of all the advice we're given for distancing and isolation. Yet, it also shows that desperate need to protect ourselves from harm as well, in the shape of masks and gloves. Together, they take the form of an insane situation.

Monday, 2 March 2020

The Guru At The End Of Time

(HB pencil on 103mm x 73mm paper)

A somewhat strange, serene, character in a raggedy cloak in this dreamscape piece. The face of it was the first thing to appear at the rorschaching stage, and so ended up dominating the whole thing. Usually, when that happens, and nothing else seems to take form, I dismiss the work entirely, but I actually liked this one.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

BREXIT DAY

(4B pencil on a 125mm x 105mm sheet of toilet paper)

To commemorate the UK leaving the EU, I decided to add my little "celebration" to mark the occasion, in the form of an inverted union flag, crudely drawn on a single sheet of toilet paper. A false sense of nationalism drove the UK out of the EU. It's therefore to be wondered how far that nationalism will serve the country on the outside. Probably as far as one sheet of toilet paper.

"Mind how you go!"