WARNING: LIFE SPOILER AHEAD.
My life has been a lie. How can I right this colossal wrong? Can I speak to trading standards about the fact I’ve been mis-sold fish fingers my entire life. FISH DON’T HAVE FINGERS! It’s a fact. I’ve checked and double-checked. I even took up fishing for a while just to prove my point. So today’s piece is as much a public service announcement as it is art piece to vent my feelings on this most foul of lucifer’s lies. Fish do generally have teeth though. And this fish is, in fact, the pacu fish which is a close relative of the piranha and has teeth that look pretty much human-like. I’m not joking. Look up ‘pacu fish teeth’ if you don’t believe me.
As with all the pieces I’ve been doing recently he’s a bit of mixed media magic featuring some spraypaint, crystal resin, dymo tape and whatever else I was using.
Sometimes when you have a blank wall to work with the muse deserts you and you’re stood there scratching your head wondering what to do. And then sometimes inspiration strikes and you’ve just got to turn up the heavy metal and let rip with your inner thrasher and some black paint. Today was clearly one of those days.
The lady in the picture clearly seems to be enjoying herself as she’s pulling the classic ‘rock fingers’ move and, if you look closely, has what appears to be an E on her tongue. Although I’m pretty sure it’s made out of paint. I’m thinking she was getting down to the tunes and then slipped it in her mouth at an opportune moment when my back was turned. At least she seems to be enjoying herself. Live and let live, that’s what I say…
Finger heart (aka the noble art of the fingerbang)
I’ve had a little trouble with this post. The problem is that whenever I come to try and write something about this piece I can’t seem to get the notion out of my head that the finger heart is in fact a heraldic emblem for the noble art of fingerbanging. I’ve been saying to myself ‘C’mon son get your head out of the gutter and pull yourself together’ but the only other thing I can pull out is the rather prosaic text that follows:
The id-iom muse certainly works in mysterious ways. This piece was originally going to be used as a t-shirt design on another project that never came to be so it’s been sat in my designs file ever since – but with an abundance of walls to paint and not much time to do it we thought it was about time it saw the light of day. Once the design was on the wall however this led to an idea for a bigger concept for the rest of the room and even more work for us to do. Just you wait til the final piece is ready…
I can only hope we have enough time to complete our plan to fill our studio building with as much graffiti as possible before the demo squad move in. And a bigger challenge for us will be to get some decent photo’s of it all. Perhaps we’ll have to call in some professionals…