Wednesday, 13 May 2015

What's REAL? (and what's just your imagination playing tricks....)

A little explanation of my piece of work for Unlimited Four Play group show:

(I based my piece on some forest exploration on a road trip in Canada not so long ago...)
Having never encountered a bear in the wild before, and after countless 'jokes' from Canadians telling me to watch out for grizzlys, I was entirely convinced that there was a 50/50% chance I was going to end up as a bear's dinner. 

I literally believed that this was an absolute likelihood.
So, every forest hike was bittersweet as I enjoyed the unbelievable beauty and peace, but at the same was gripped with a very real fear. Out of the corner of my eyes, I kept seeing things move in the shadows and start creeping closer... This continued for days, until finally I realised that none of that was actually happening... that there was never anything there watching... and creeping towards me.. it was all in my mind! 
Yet I really saw them!!? 
Or did I?

So I chose the word REAL from the selection of four letter words provided (by Unlimited Gallery for this awesome groupshow collabing art and typography) and using some of my Canadian forest pictures, plus my own made-up doodles, I created my picture full of hidden beasties and creeping scuttlers....

Some bats, a ghost or two.. & I'm pretty sure there's an alien over there...

Bear spray!? "Me: so do you just spray it on yourself like mosquito repellant?" The answer is NO!

Beasties... scuttling shnufflers... something's tail....and a sparkling jewel??

That's definitely a bear.... is a bear..
The exhibition is on until the end of May at Unlimited 
10 Church Street, Brighton BN1 1US, UK
or online

Friday, 8 May 2015

Artists Open Houses!

I'm taking part in this Open House at part of the Brighton May Fringe Festival. Starting this weekend (9th / 10th May) and for the following two weekends. In fact I am going to be there on duty both tomorrow and Saturday! It will be the first showing of one of my latest works "Gold in Peaks"... 
Come visit! Ground Floor, 29 Compton Avenue, BN1 3PT