'Do Look Down' Announcement
A sprawling, stenciled
This video officially
announces my debut solo show at London West Bank Gallery.
You can read more about the show here
and find the Facebook event page here.
...a tribute to creating
I guess you would call this
a spoken word piece, which was all written, recorded and edited
today. However, the footage is from a period between September
and December last year, when I was recording a moment every day
for a project which lost momentum, so I'm glad I was able to put
the footage towards something.
sound of stenciling
...the making of a
I have been stenciling
since 2003 and I thought it was about time I gave people a little
insight into how I work. Cutting stencils isn't a spectacle, it's
done in solitude and so I think a lot of my friends, artist or
not, will find this interesting.
The painting featured
in the video is titled 'And I'm Not Going To Take This Anymore'.
Photos and more details about the piece can be found here.
...the making of an
urban vinyl toy.
I'm very happy to
present the 'Chasing Bones' Plastic Pup, crafted by hand from
start to finish. At just under 4" tall, the dog has fancy
magnetic feet and a tasty bone swinging on, like, real string!
The model is cast from the eighth and final dog in a line of sculpted
prototypes. I knew nothing about urban vinyl or mould making when
I first started out and so it was a laborious journey to get here.
Each of these pups are cast and
painted by hand, produced to the highest of standards and enclosed
within a robust display case, which I‘ve also made myself...
no unimaginative paperboard boxes here! Although I like to have
my plastic pup wander free from the case and sit on the desk,
reminding me life is a challenge and you need to keep chasing
the things that you're oh so hungry for. Photos of the pup can
be found on the Off Street page.
This pup was released as a first
edition of fifteen, which has now sold out. However, a second
edition of the pup will be available in the future.
Nowhere Near Here
...if life is a catwalk,
run like a dog.
'Nowhere Near Here' is a stop
motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils
and long exposure photography to tell the story of a dog running
around the city at night, doing whatever a dog does. The animation
was first exhibited at the The Herbert, in Coventry, on the 7th
With well over 300 hours in the making,
more than 200 stencils involved and too many cold nights spent
outside on my knees getting the shots, I am very happy (and relieved)
to finally share this with you. Through the course of shooting
'Nowhere Near Here', I have dealt with curious drunks, a dog almost
peeing on the camera (the irony is not lost on me, haha), the
endlessly suspicious police and even someone nearly running off
with a tripod.
This is street art, this is life and thank
you for watching.
For those of you that
may be interested in prints, a selection of film stills from 'Nowhere
Near Here' are available on the Store.
into spray paint.
144 hours of motion
condensed down to four minutes.
Music by the excellent Kidstreet.