ALWAYS & FOREVER | GIF ANIMATION & DIGITAL PRINTS | 2010-11 

Always & Forever is a series of GIF animated statements related to the football management PC computer game Championship Manager 3 [Sports Interactive. 1999]. The work is an ode to the computer game, fandom and obsession, alongside the repetitive nature of gaming. These statements are niche references, only relevant to other players of the game.

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 TREE SERIES | DRAWINGS SHOWN ON 35 MM SLIDE PROJECTOR | 2009 

Tree Series was developed at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design whilst completing the BA [HONS] Fine Art between 2008-9. The overarching illustration is an amalgamation of various artworks by French illustrator Pierre Joubert [1910-2002], who was closely associated with the French Scout movement through his depictions of idealised boys experiencing the glories of Scouting and comradeship. Tree Series contains 24 illustrations shown as 35 mm slide projection, the narrative ambiguously shifts between recovery, violence, camaraderie, death, sanctuary, sex, lust and solitude. The work was show as part of the BFA Degree Show at BIAD School of Art in 2009.

 UNTITLED SERIES | DIGITAL PRINTS ON COLOURING BOOKS & FABRICATED NOTE PAPER | 2009 

Untitled Series was developed at Birmingham Institute of Art & Design whilst completing the BA [HONS] Fine Art between 2008-9. The small collages sit on six oversized note paper [A1] and depict individual or small groups of isolated children in ambiguous narratives, which suggest a forthcoming or preceding event. The collages themselves are produced from redrawn and watercolored published children's illustrations, which all present inappropriately suggestive or explicit narratives. Untitled Series appropriates these images in a repetitive, obsessive, delicate and desirable aesthetic, the narrative ambiguously moves between sanctuary, sex, lust and solitude. The work was show as part of the BFA Degree Show at BIAD School of Art in 2009.

 UNTITLED SERIES | DIGITAL PRINTS ON COLOURING BOOKS & FABRICATED NOTE PAPER | 2009 

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