Louis Armstrong Portrait

Louis Armstrong portrait, Biro and Posca paint pen on vintage 78 paper vinyl sleeve.

John Lennon Portrait

John Lennon biro portrait on vintage 78 vinyl paper sleeve.

Mick Jagger Portrait

Mick Jagger portrait on vintage vinyl sleeve, 21 x 21 cm

Ozzy Osbourne portrait

Ozzy Osbourne portrait in Biro pens and Posca paint pens. Using vintage paper record sleeves to draw the portrait on. 21 x 21 cm

Tom Jones Portrait

Tom Jones portrait in Biro pens and Posca paint pens. Using vintage paper record sleeves to draw the portrait on. 26 x 26 cm

Twiggy Biro Art Portrait on Vintage Dress Pattern.

One of Twiggy’s most iconic photos from the 60’s and taken by David Bailey, recreated in biro pen on a vintage dress pattern and hung from a vintage wooden hanger. From the top of the hanger to the bottom of the dress pattern is 142cm in length (approx). Width at the widest point of the pattern is 28.5cms (approx). The hanger is a vintage hanger and has the advertising slogan of “Guaranteed Pleasure To Own”

Audrey Hepburn Biro Art Portrait on Vintage Dress Patterns

Audrey Hepburn’s Iconic Image from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, recreated in biro pen on a vintage dress pattern and hung from a vintage wooden hanger. From the top of the hanger to the bottom of the dress pattern is 108cm in length (approx). Width at the widest point of the pattern is 29cms (approx). The hanger is a vintage trouser hanger and has the advertising slogan of “A genuine refined quality that’s always guaranteed”

The Book of Ballads

The Book of Ballads Free standing book or wall mounted H. 28.5 cm D. 4 cm W.21.5 cm

Close up of Book of Ballads

The Book of Ballards The book has been hand cut using a scalpel, cut page by page to create a story within the book. Vintage book, no date stamp inside but looks to be between 1910/30’s. The book of ballads was designed to uplift the spirits of youngsters, the book had a intro explaining that we should no longer be thinking of all the bad things that happened and we now all need uplifting by ballads.

Japanese Fore-edge Folded Book Front

Free standing folded book sculpture. H. 23 cm D. 17 cm W.27 cm Folded edge book sculpture. Small tiny cuts have been put in alternating places on each page and then folded to create a textured edge. Hand cut page by page by hand with a scalpel, all book sculpture sizes are approx dependent upon how a book is cut, altered or displayed.

Japanese Fore-edge Folded Book , Top View

Japanese Fan Book

Japanese Fore-Edge Folded Book

Side view of the folds.

Wishing I Was Home.

Wishing I Was Home Gas Mask. Free Standing Gas Mask Sculpture H. 39 cm D. 20 cm W.34 cm

Wishing I Was Home.

Wishing I was home is a piece that is reflective of the past and relates a little to the Covid-19 situation of today. Taking something that is a harsh looking item such as a gas mask and adding something delicate to it to change its perspective was my aim for this piece. This piece is an appropriation work compromising of found objects and finding other objects to complete a piece of work.

Wishing I Was Home

The gas mask represents the soldier in the trenches, the dandelions represent the wishes to return home, the dandelions also represent the wife waiting for her husband to come back home as she stitches. The mask is displayed upon a display head covered with hessian to represent the sandbags found in the trenches all mounted upon a 1930’s battered copy of All’s Quite on the Western Front.

Love Death and Panda's

Close Up of stitches into the visor. Love, Death and Panda’s. H. 30 cm W. 38.cm D.30cm

Love Death and Panda's

Cross stitched appropriated motor cycle helmet. Using a damaged motorcycle helmet I wanted to create something a little more unusual with it. I started by cross stitching into the visor; the plan was to create skull eyes to look as if a skeleton was driving the motorbike but the more I look at it the more I see panda eyes. So the piece has now been re named Love, Death and Panda’s. The cross stitching passes through the visor with over 2000 pre drilled holes.

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Mick Jagger Portrait

Mick Jagger portrait on vintage vinyl sleeve, 21 x 21 cm