I once spent the night staring at the moon. It was mainly to ensure the sun would rise the next morning. Thankfully it did otherwise I doubt we’d all be here to know about it. It turned out that I’d witnessed a particularly large and red blood moon which had led to my concerns. I hadn’t previously known they were a thing.
Why this guy is staring at the moon however is currently unknown. He’s been staring into space for the past three years solid and has refused to explain to anyone why he’s doing it. Some say he’s going for a sainthood, others that he’s in the process of losing a bet but is just too proud to concede defeat. Perhaps we’ll never know.
We don’t post too much of our digital work but sometimes there’s work that may or may not ever exist in another format so it’s nice to at least to let it see the light of day…
Things have been getting a little weird since lockdown. The intense boredom and general anxiety mix together in some odd combinations. In order to combat this I thought a self-portrait may be in order. I was wrong.
Looking at the paper in front of me I saw myself staring back or at least some facsimile of me – but things just weren’t quite right. The head too elongated, the nose too small but the dead, lifeless eyes I seemed to have got just right.
Then I realised it wasn’t really me but that unflinching dolt High Risk Hugo. A stain on society if ever I saw one. A man who on his good days was more like Chuck Norris on flakka trying to chat up your girlfriend but on his bad days the social equivalent of someone slipping a dead slug in your mouth and holding it shut.
I’ll not be doing another selfie anytime soon. We don’t need to let that particular cat out of the bag…
Well what do we have here? Let’s have a looky see! You’d like to think that painting the picture would be the hard part but sometimes trying to come up with some justification for its being, other than ‘the muse made me do it’ can work out to be trickier. This picture is a good case in point. We have a slightly stern looking lady who appears to be giving you the stinkeye with the legend ‘looky looky see’. I’ve given all the help I can now you’re going to have to work this one out on your own…
Title: Looky Looky See
Materials: Acrylic, spray paint, paint pen and charcoal
This picture has a lovely bright pink background but don’t be fooled as the dead eye stare is a big giveaway. This poor soul is being eaten up as she stares in to oblivion. I really should get out more…
Lovingly hand created with acrylics, ink and charcoal. She’s on A2 paper and is signed on reverse.