Acrylic on card

Another pic for the Bungeroosh Gallery (see last two previous posts) based around the old fertility figure of the Green Man – usually shown with leaves coming out of his mouth – you often find them in old churches.  I got my studio mate, Clive, to pose – kind of looks like him.

This one’s also going to be on a projection loop at Residence restaurant.  I’m a resident artist for one night at a pop-up restaurant in Brighton-  8th May, making work based on the restaurant on the people who eat/drink there.  There will be 30 artists overall, one every night,  and all work made will be sold at auction through a Brighton gallery.

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I’ve done some more pictures using grafitti lettering based on old stories connected with forests.  This is Herne the Hunter.  Has meant that I’ve now read a lot of books on grafitti styles – not sure if this makes me a fraud…I’ve never done any grafitti and I’m not really part of that culture – but I’m interested in the rules that people use when they use lettering.  And there are definite rules – in kind of fonts used, content and design.

Herne is always depicted with horns, supposedly riding around Windsor Great Forest with his hell hounds.  I’ve always been interested in folk stories and have been using them as basis for images since college.  I guess there’s a strong connection with words and language in old stories too.