Daily Archives: September 13, 2010

Blow your mind – id-iom @ the Herbert Museum, Coventry

We were invited up to Coventry on the weekend to do some spraypainting for the Herbert Museum as they are soon to do a street art prints exhibition. We only managed to come up with a design towards the middle of last week and so (as ever) didn’t exactly leave ouselves much time for the cutting and general preparation. The concept was fairly simple in that the model (me!) would be opening a carboard box marked ‘Herbert’ and a concentrated beam of light would be coming out of the box (which is meant to represent the contents of the Herbert) that would ‘blow your mind’ and turn into a multicoloured stencil explosion after passing through the prism of his mind.  High concept indeed…

After an early Saturday start and a couple of hours drive the weather wasn’t great but was at least beginning to look up. Thankfully however we were working under a large gazebo-like tent so the few showers that did turn up didn’t even make us pause. After the boards were put together for us we set to work.

There were also a few other artists painting some boards as well including Pahnl, AsOne, Newso and Ame 72. All in all it was a great day out. We didn’t get to see all that much of Coventry and the little we did see I really quite liked. The ruins of the old cathedral (that were destroyed during the blitz) were particularly nice. On the downside thought there were bouncers outside a couple of the city centre pubs by 10.30am which i took to be something of a dubious sign…

We were the last to finish our picture but by the end of the day the weather was glorious and we had managed to gather a pretty reasonable crowd to watch us putting the final touches to it. After we had finished the guys from the Herbert said that our piece would be finding a new home inside the gallery – which is nice!

Big thanks to Dom and Jess from the Herbert for sorting everything out for us!

Cheers

id-iom

id-iom
Title: Blow your mind
Media: Stencils and spraypaint
Size: 2.4m x 2.4m

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Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em

Another new piece which has already proved popular on our flickr page. Smoke ’em if you’ve got ’em comes from military slang and means ‘take a break’  or somesuch. This piece is on A2 paper and will hopefully be framed up pretty soon. It can be quite fun painting pretty ladies and this was no exception.

I’m not really sure (as ever) where the inspiration for these pieces comes from but it’s nice to stay busy and keep a steady stream of things that we can put on our flickr and blog coming up. Who knows what we’ll come up with next…

Cheers

id-iom

id-iom
Title: Smoke em if you’ve got em
Media: Acylic, ink, spraypaint, charcoal and paint pen
Size: A2
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Star Wars commission – stage 1

We have recently been asked to do a Star Wars commission wall in someone’s house for their son and this Stormtrooper is just one of many stencils i will be cutting in order to get this piece done. It’s quite nice to work on a Star Wars commission as there is so much iconic imagery to use. We’ll mainly be using the characters from the animated/comic Clone Wars series that were originally designed by Genndy Tartakovsky(who also designed Samurai Jack and Dexter’s Laboratory) but for now i’ve just got to come up with a suitably snappy design… I’ll get more pics up as and when we manage to get round to getting it done.

Also, I think the slate works really well. That was another lucky womble find. There is plenty more for me to grab too but it’s pretty heavy so it’ll have to be a couple of return trips. The demands of being an artist eh?

Cheers

id-iom

id-iom
Title: Stormtrooper slate
Media: Hand cut stencils and spraypaint
Size: Found piece of slate

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