Daily Archives: February 24, 2011

The Great Pretender

I’m sure there was plenty of times when i pretended i was a Transformer when i was growing up but all my main memories of playing consist of me and my big brother destroying stuff. We used to make model planes just to then take them and douse them in lighter fluid before setting them on fire and throwing them off the roof to meet their fiery doom. I’m sure we must have been quite a handful at the time…

The inspiration behind this one is the power of imagination we all used to have as a child which allows you to play for hours with just about anything you find around you by subverting it’s boring everyday use and giving it a whole new role in life.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: The Great Pretender

Media: Screenprint and spraypaint

Size: A3 paper

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Taking the bull by the horns

Apparently the phrase ‘to take the bull by horns’ originated in the American West where it would be an everyday practice for cowhands to have to control bulls and steers (young bulls) although if i’m honest that had very little bearing on this piece. I just thought it was a particularly fitting name…

Anyway I just love working on slate. It looks great and has such a tactile quality so expect more to come.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Taking the bull by the horns

Media: Screenprint and spraypaint

Size: 40 x 12 cm piece of slate

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