I was born in Shropshire, England. Before I moved to London in 1999 I had been a technical illustrator for a Japanese company, a magazine illustrator, studied printmaking at Bourneville and then took...
Silk screen print - hand printed on acid-free archival paper. Limited edition of 300. Each print is signed and numbered. The print has a white boarder but this has been cropped down slightly from the image that you see here to allow for a better close-up view of the design.
The Spidey Pods piece came about through the merging of a few different ideas or interests. Part of it was to do with my interest in nostalgia, childhood perceptions of adulthood and childhood heroes. The work was also influenced by an interest in forms that reoccur within larger forms. Just prior to making the preparatory drawing for the Spidey Pods piece I had been peeling back the skin of a segment of orange and marvelling at the mass of smaller pod-like segments that it was made up of.
It was whilst sketching out the initial drawing that I also remembered a scene from the original 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', in which the main character from the movie finds himself in the back of a truck, on top of a pile of giant pods. So again, there is this reworking of nostalgic elements, as films have been another important influence throughout my life (especially during my childhood).