The Cloud Commission
In terms of age, I am getting on a bit… and my degree is irrelevant to my practice. Having moved to Newcastle in 2005, I have worked in the public realm, shown in a number of group exhibitions, undertaken a number of commissions and organized a fair few events.
My main focus is simple thoughtful illustration and how this can be utilised or manipulated to meet certain ends. These include working alongside interesting folk, traveling as far as we can go, doing something different every time I start … and generally working for no-one other than myself. My needs are few and rarely met.
Describe your creative practice in 20 single words.
Ridiculous, irksome, social, anti-social, explorative, childish, fanciful, healthy, low-brow, limited, lasers, clandestine, irrelevant, clean, haphazard, curious, budget, circular, hounded, silly
Describe your influences using 30 single words or short phrases.
The light of a plastic clad lightbulb
The airbrushed faces of yesterdays heroes
The oiled underbelly of a seaside resort
The Situationist International
Harry Smiths Anthology of American Folk Music
The space between ‘Hobo’ and ‘Tramp’
Seeing keys cut
Memorable physical contact
Having material cut at a haberdashers
The top of a hill
Spirito de Punto
A well ploughed field
The words of Ivor Cutler