I was interested in fans as a means of non-verbal communication. Each fan movement has a set meaning, for eg: I love you, we are watched, meet me etc. I wanted to do some more contemporary images and this project gave me the excuse to sit in pubs and do some sketching.
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I’m thinking of doing a series of paintings based on traditional fairy tales. Graffiti still continues my obsession of lettering and communication, verbal and non-verbal. I love the South American style black and white graffiti.
Old-style lettering, music, smoky joints and whiskey.
Jazz record. There’s a hole in the middle! Just had to be done….
There are loads of “tribes” in Brighton – Cappucino drinkers, Mac users, Mods and tattooists. I based these on a pack of happy family cards belonging to my Grandma I used to play with when I was a kid.