Chasing Bones

...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 October 2010.

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.

 

Aerosol Amoeba

...breathing life into spray paint.

144 hours of motion condensed down to four minutes.

Music by the excellent Kidstreet.