If you don’t know, now you know

It may be January when everything is dark and just a little bit sad so why not light up your life by the simple expedient of buying yourself a new bit of art to warm your cockles from just £30!

We have some bits for sale on our Big Cartel page for some incredible prices. Hop on over if you fancy a bargain we have everything from canvases to smaller A4 bits. Go take a look at https://idiom.bigcartel.com/products and see what you can find…

Cheers

id-iom 

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Years in the making

Here is another bit of work that I was working on over the festive period. This piece was started when I was back on the Isle of Man in 2018, continued on this year and sadly had to be left there so won’t be completed till Christmas 2020 probably and that’s even if I can find it again next time I return home…

Cheers

id-iom

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With our backs against the wall

With our first day back to work today, I thought I’d share what I’ve managed to get done since the new year. Here we have Lolan on his knees praying to whatever deity he believes in. I’m not entirely sure what he’s praying about but with the state of affairs in the world today it could be anything from the Australian bush fires to Trump’s opening gambit in World War III or maybe he’s just thankful that the Masked Singer is on. It’s really not for me to say but it does seem like we have our backs to the wall and its only the 6th of January. What I can say though, is that Lolan here is number three of four figurines that I’m working on and as you can see I’m in full-on procrastination mode when it comes to the hands…

Cheers

id-iom

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Christmas Land

Here at id-iom there’s nothing we like more than the pressure of a deadline. Despite the fact that procrastination is our usual go-to strategy occasionally it’s warming to have a fire lit under you. So when an enquiry came in regarding some laser cut decorations that were required ‘tout suite’ for an event we decided it was time to action. 

The event in question is, surprisingly, called Christmas Land and a total of 93 decorations of various sizes were required. Cue 80’s montage scene of us desperately designing, cutting and painting and then, by jingo, we get them all completed just in the nick of time. Memo to self for next time; glitter gets absolutely everywhere. Beware!

Cheers

id-iom

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Underwater Love

What are you meant to do when you wake up with an earworm already running riot in your drowsy and somewhat discombobulated brain? In this instance the words ‘After the rain come sun, after the sun comes rain again’ were on a constant loop. It took me a good while to place the lyrics as coming from Smoke City’s eventual hit ‘Underwater Love’ (it was released in 1994 but rose to prominence when it was used in a Levi’s advert). 

In an attempt to exorcise my earworm I thought perhaps turning it into an artwork would help. It did. Thankfully the earworm no longer lives with me. Perhaps I’ve passed the earworm to you. I can only hope…

Created using the magic of spraypaint, stencils and and imagination on classy A2 Bockingford paper. Get in touch if you’d like to give her a new home… 

Cheers

id-iom

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Put your hands where my eyes can see

Here is a little WIP of a figurine I’m creating to complement the previous one I’ve done. Originally I thought of them as a pair of bookends but now I’m not so sure. They still need a tonne of work but I’m heading in the right direction. For that direction, I can thank Youtube tutorials where would we be in the modern world without them…

Cheers

id-iom

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The Harbingers

Dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh, laughing to ourselves, gentrification all the way! 

Here at id-iom we revel in the fact that we, along with all other street artists, have seemingly become the harbingers of gentrification. So we may as well be gentlemanly about it…

Designed by my fair hand then hewn from wood using the power of lasers…

Cheers

id-iom

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