Monday, 11 May 2009


Images showing what I saw when I visited New York. I went there in 2004 and recently decided to go through my holiday snaps and take individual sections to collect and collage together in grid formation much like the street block layout of the city itself.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Dream Convergence - Second Year Work


Video for my animation relating to the theme of dreams being a convergence of thought sequences and underlying theme. I used a Game Boy camera to make a stop motion animation of individual still Game Boy photos. The use of the camera and its grainy effects are my way of representing how memory is skewed and reality altered in our own dreams. A persons characteristics can be blurred to show more of a memory vision of ambiguity than a persons physical appearance and the use of the distorting of scenery with these grainy low fi photos symbolises this. The music is an excerpt from a song called 'Splatterstrum' by the group called Tonesucker.

Afew stills from an animation involving the random thought sequences we experience in dreams. Some of the individual sequences symbolise common themes we dream about. The pictures for the stop motion animation were taken using a Gameboy Camera.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Phobia Warning Signs - Second Year Work

A series of 'Phobia Warning Signs' I created as part of a response to a Visual Representation project I was set for my Second year of BA Illustration. The idea was to create a visualisation of a point without using text so I decided to explore themes I'd been looking at before to do with peoples fears, perceptions and psyches.

I decided to look at the idea of different phobias that people suffer from but to satirically represent them as the form of a hazard warning sign to show each phobia. The fact that warning signs are designed to be understood universally applied to this surreal take on caution. I also created 'real life' examples of when these warning signs would need to be utilised in situation.