Should be fun to catch, myself and 51 other illustrators have collaborated together by starting one piece, then sending it on through the post to our nominated collaborator. I’ve been teamed up with Marc Martin & Ben Ashton-Bell. Hopefully they won’t hate me for what I did to their drawings.
“Hug it out” was created for The State of Design Festivals’s “Home STREAT Home” exhibition. The subject of the work had to be based on… wait for it… HOME. Here’s the blurb that goes with it, be warned, I was feeling all melancholy when I did this, it may get a bit oopy doopy.
“Hug it out” is the moment when you are with that one person who’s embrace, smell, & touch gives you your sense of security. Who’s presence reminds you that you didn’t feel quite as safe or at home, when they weren’t around.”
Air Poetry Magazine is straight outta Kalamazoo, Michigan.. thats right Kalamazoo. I was asked to put together a illustration to accompany a poem to be published in their summer 2011 issue. Here’s the poem:
Her Bones Shrink and Radiate My sister carries microwaves in her skullcap. I’ve seen her chanting sonnets to the finches at her window, singing love-songs to her kitchen sink. On Sundays, she serves bourbon to men with half-grown beards and measures the sound of lips meeting glass, folds napkins into feathered leaves.
Actually don’t know who the author is but I’ll take any chance I get to draw radioactive bar wenches forcing booze down a finches throat.
Some new work for Blow up Cinema‘s “The Docs That Rocked The World”: A month of the worlds best music documentaries shown at the historic Gershwin Room at The Espy in St Kilda, Melbourne. These guys are showing some ace docos all throughout the month of May, so good I’m even crossing the river to see them all on their giant inflatable movie screen, which may or may not turn into a giant jumpy castle after each show. And I’d be lying if I said it did… All you mexicans south of the river should check it out.