I've always done creative work, mostly to do with marketing and words. In fact I was offered an interview as a copywriter with Saatchi and Saatchi, the advertising agency, and progenitor of Saatchi Art, many years ago. I said no. I didn't feel I was good enough. That was foolish.
On this site I've put a pretty disparate range of work. But there are some common threads:
- Ugly Modern Phrases: My posters are a gentle critique of salesy language. They presumably come from my marketing and writing background.
- 3D Sculpture: Recently I got into 3D printing, which allows me to produce sculptures using modern technology; and that's a lot of fun.
- Missing People: My 'Missing People' project involves empty sheets from dead people's photo albums. It's not as gruesome as it sounds. Rather, it's wistful. All that's left of them are the captions - the words they wrote so many years ago.
And meanwhile, I've got plans to do....
Art videos I'm working on art videos, based around vox pop conversations. We get to hear ordinary people arguing and shouting.