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.
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’ve finally made a small edition of zines for taking to the Artists’ Book Market at the BALTIC Centre Of Contemporary Art this June.
I spent a long time just planning and testing – making lots and lots of trial booklets, all folded and laid out in different ways.
Each zine is teeny tiny, which makes it feel precious and sentimental. There’s something quite nice about the kraft paper envelopes too, with their simple texture and scalloped edge.
The zine is thematically held together by a quote, handwritten on the reverse:
All human beings are single beings – unique and unrepeatable. (John Paul II)
A beautiful, natural moment caught on camera and intensified in a drawing.
I liked making this image.