11 December 2011
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12 November 2011
I have made wooden stamps from the drawings of the Saturn rocket! They were engraved and cut on a laser cutter - an experiment into the combining of digital and traditional printmaking techniques. Fingers crossed, I will be printing them on the letterpress this week.
A selection of toys, often horrifying, from the V&A Museum of Childhood, including 'Robot the Robot', a wind up, guitar-playing bear and an astronaut robot.
I would love a Saturn model rocket just like that one. Santa, you better come through for me.
'Postmodernism: Style & Subversion' at the V&A was good... up until this. After looking at work about anti-commodity and consumerist culture, there was a gift shop. It made me really uncomfortable, and undermined the whole exhibition.
This is a haunting ensemble by Rei Kawakubo for Commes des Garcons.
18 September 2011
8 August 2011
27 July 2011
1 June 2011
The 'Ogbanje' are evil spirits, said to plague a family with misfortune. They were said to have once been children, blessed with psychic powers, who were rejected from heaven. They live in the spirit world, in tall trees such as the baobab. Medicine men use talismans, such as shells and thread, to banish their spirits.
The second in a series of linocuts, exploring African mythology and legends. The Inkanyamba is a fearful mythological beast, said to dwell in the deep pools beneath Howick Falls, South Africa. The eel-like creature causes great summer storms and tornados.
4 May 2011
3 May 2011
A soon-to-be series of linocuts inspired by various African myths, stories, rituals and patterns among other things. They will be printed onto maps from the 1940's, of different African regions, corresponding to each story.