My work is featured in the new issue of Juno. It accompanies a great article on sibling relationships by Sarah Ockwell-Smith.
Juno is a natural, ethical (and really beautifully-produced) parenting magazine. You can buy a copy or find out more at www.junomagazine.com
I like working in square formats – I find it such a challenge to create a sense of balance in that shape.
So here’s a horse and a parrot… both in squares.
Two drawings I made with ink, pencil and emulsion.
Making, baking, playing.
A hand-drawn pencil portrait from a beautiful, spontaneous photograph, infused with collage and textural elements.
Playing at being a mouse (squeak squeak)…
…playing at robots (beep beep)…
…playing at going to the moon (zoom zoom)…
Thinking, making, doing, dreaming.
Two lovely twins. A drawing I made with pencil and pencil crayon. I wanted there to be a visual softness in this one, so I kept the application of colour quite sketchy and used random circles in place of block tone or pattern. I hope this sense of softness starts to convey their special bond.
I like using sketchbooks. There’s something liberating about being able to visually articulate, explore and collate new ideas. My sketchbooks are just for me and I don’t judge my ideas as they appear on the page.
Sorting through my huge stack of sketchbooks for a recent lecture, I realised how much my process has changed from my student days – what was once A3 and in pencil is now A5 and collaged. But whilst my sketchbooks have changed dramatically, they have always served the same purpose. They’re just a place for ideas to hang out for a while whilst my brain tries to make some kind of connection between them all. Projects (books, zines or concepts for future work) come from making order out that chaos.