The Collections project investigated the subject of my dissertation; in particular looking at the link between the documentation of natural history and the first private collections. Exploring this lead me to form my own collection, a cabinet of visual curiosities; based around the concept of representing and re-purposing an existing collection.
CHALK 'N' CHEESE
A silkscreen print, for the Chalk 'N' Cheese illustration exhibition in Bath. The theme for the exhibition was opposites, in this case comparing the mechanical to the natural.
Mudpie, a trend forecasting company, required floral elements for their Spring/Summer 2015 print collection. The prints were then licensed to third party clients, for use on such items as clothing and packaging. Several illustrations went on to be integrated into trend views, for future seasons.
EARTHBOUND & AIRBORNE
Inspired by the Sammy Miller Museum, the piece alludes to a new perspective on the crafting of motorcycles, through the parallel craft of drafting and hand printing. The meaning behind the final print is obscure, but with the intention of describing to the viewer, the trials and successes enjoyed by the creator.
WALLACE & DARWIN
Sing London required an interpretation of the English ten pound note, for use as a leaflet in conjunction with an ATM dispenser. The design of the leaflet, adhered closely to that of the ten pound note, to the point where the casual observer could mistake the illustration for a manipulation of the original.
Submission for The House of Illustration and Folio Society's competition to illustrate ‘The Outsider’ by Albert Camus. The brief required the selection and illustration of three passages from the book.
“I just had the impression that I was drowning in some sort of colourless liquid.”
A flood of anxiety cradles a hooded bird of prey; a killer is restrained and forced to heed the will of others.
A collection of etchings, freeing animals from the jars in which they are preserved. A commentary on the Victorian obsession of collecting specimens; natural history at its most ghoulish.
A collection of illustrations, hand-rendered for a book based around ridiculous news stories; regarding the concept of misogyny, and the perception of women as the instigators of ill fortune.
SEEDS OF POWER
An illustration for the novel 'Seeds of Power' by Rachael Ward.
A fantastical adventure story set in a modern-day world, where mysterious strangers have unique abilities.
HUNT, GATHER, COOK
The beginning of a series of illustrations for ‘Hunt, Gather, Cook’ a cook book about making the most of the British countryside, by Oliver Field.