Oh! I Wanna Take Ya
Tropical makes me think of summer romance, chilled out 80s music and bright colours
(title, of course, comes from The Beach Boys 'Kokomo')
From A Stone
Most of the stresses and anxieties I have can be linked back to my hands. Being prone to RSI causes a lot of pain that feeds into fears of not being able to make work, or of never being able to make enough.
And it's easy to feel betrayed by your own hands - why won't they make better work? why...
Exploring the divide, bleed and crossover of artist and artwork, and the blurry edges where you end and your work begins.
I was inspired by the snake-like shape of 'Portrait of Eternal Loneliness', and the idea of the Leviathan, a great serpent-like monster that encircles the world. A great unknowable creature lurking in the dark.
Death Followed On The...
Inspired by the way diseases attached themselves to travellers and spread across the trade routes, side by side with culture and art.
would you let me go
a second piece following on from my first response, exploring the feeling I got from the song of the cruel girl being the singer herself, and the internal struggle
my foreign mind
to me the song feels like the cruel girl and the singer are one and the same, a mental struggle alongside a raw, explosive feeling sound
When I Sleep, My Mind...
The finished image from the piece I created for the 3 minute challenge
When I Sleep, My Mind...
Letting the dreams paint themselves, and the ink flow and follow its own paths the same way thoughts and inspiration do.
Music is Moonstone Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
Long Live The Queen
The king is dead, long live the queen
Black As Night
Title comes from the colour name of the nail polish used for this piece.
Inspired by Cenobites and latex fashion, a demon from my nail polish bottle.
Lyrically Induced Agony
I was inspired by the artwork and the description of 'Sense the Sounds', and used music as a driving force for this piece. I think most people have a song or a piece of music that triggers painful memories for them, or some other negative emotional state. I wanted to capture this feeling of...
We are beyond the new rich now, the world is home to the new divine, with wealth enough to make themselves gods.
Bodies in Chaos
Dance is a chaos of bodies in motion
I have a horror of deep, open water, and the things that could lurk beneath it.
We are in the midst of a revolution. The arbitrary lines and definitions of gender are breaking down, and soon there will come a time when we are free from all their constraints. People will be themselves. We will be human.
With this piece I was thinking about the moment that inspiration strikes, the moment all the pieces come together. That 'Aha!' moment like a lightning bolt to the brain, sometimes enough to knock you off your feet.
Auditory Learning #2
Second of two pieces inspired by the repetition, layering and stutter of the Auditory Learning sound piece. This one is more chaotic, responding more to the many layers and pieces of sounds patchworked together for the sound piece.
Auditory Learning #1
One of two images inspired by the layering, repetition and stuttering of sounds in the Auditory Learning piece of music.
"From the little spark may burst a mighty flame" - Dante
Live Art #5
5 of 5 images created at the Birthday Exhibition in live collaboration with James Todino
Live Art #4
4 of 5 images created at the Birthday Exhibition in live collaboration with James Todino
Live Art #3
3 of 5 images created at the Birthday Exhibition in live collaboration with James Todino
Live Art #2
2 of 5 images created at the Birthday Exhibition in live collaboration with James Todino
Live Art #1
1 of 5 images created at the Birthday Exhibition in live collaboration with James Todino
The focus is always on the crisis, the wicked immigrants. What about those that actually need help?
Sometimes the inability to articulate exactly what you wanted can affect the outcome even more.
Not Away, But Towards
The mood of 'Lift the Sadness' suggested to me a being moving into joy, bursting free out of the despair they had been trapped in, and escaping from it. They run, not away from their internal disaster, but towards a brighter future.
I suffer a lot from RSI and wrist pain, which for an artist is very frustrating as it can limit the amount of work I can make, and working too much can overstrain my hands and make me unable to work. So my response this time draws on personal experience and frustration, along with the hope for...
Inside & Out
I was inspired by Beauty Masked and the description of it, about the person people see not necessarily being the real person. Many times the person people don't see can be a huge contrast to the person they do, and it can even be painful for the person they're looking at to be two different...
For the challenge I just took instant inspiration from the music I was listening to, combined with some of the images around me that I use as a constant inspiration board. The result: a demonic warrior queen, all created in the time it took to listen to House Of Lords 'Demons Down' album.
Anger as depicted by punk-inspired characters