I made this over 2 years ago and I just rediscovered it. It’s inspired by the animal mummies in the British Museum.
This is screenprinted up onto calico. It’s a fabric intended for interiors and I’m turning the prints into cushion covers. I go to the Pitt Rivers museum whenever I go to Oxford and I soak in a lot of the anthropological objects. There is a witchcraft section and I find it quite interesting that I mostly look at them with an aesthetic eye, not completely aware of their full powerful intentions. So I thought I’d like to make a print with voodoo creatures I’ve invented that just look ‘quite nice’
This is a screenprint on calico that I made this about a year ago, but i just found it. I’ve framed it and put it on my wall in my living room. I like it because it’s airy to look at but also a bit spooky, although it wasn’t intended to be. Now it reminds me of the sinking of the Titanic which might be because of the seaweed and the (sinking?) ladies and gents in caps and dangly earings. Anyway, the heads are made from clay which I then painted, photographed and photocopied and then mixed with my drawings of the seaweed.
I’m experimenting with screen-printing simple forms. Some like this one are inspired by W.African fabrics from local shops.
These ink drawings are collages which I then put onto a silk-screen and screen printed onto raw silvery silk. This is a silk stretched over a canvas, nearly a metre in width.
An observational drawing taken from a posh feather duster. In repeat this print looks quite like a feathery forest.