Thursday, 8 January 2009

Real Purty Flowers

Another of those pieces I'm dragging out from the archives as I get some new stuff together. This was me trying to be abstract with a lot seventies music playing in the background. Their meant to be Daisies on a Warm Spring Day. Looks like the sort of thing you buy on printed canvases in IKEA. I did quite a few of these and might return to them if offered to by a card company or something. Peace man.

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Australia & New Zealand: No More Fighting!

It's not often you hear an Australian say something nice about a New Zealand. And if they do it's usually sarcastic. But this isn't. This is a proper tribute to New Zealand's Fourth Most Popular Folk Parody Duo to be posted on Threadless T-shirts. With another one in the works.

So, until they beat us again in the Rugby, I'm prepared to look a New Zealander in the eye again and work towards both peace and a brighter future. Peace brothers. Peace.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Gospelboy: 2007

An early moniker I did artwork under. Kinda a flop but mainly because I don't think I pushed it enough. Plus I got tired of throwing every single element, picture and logo into a lot of the artwork. I was convinced messy was the new 'cool thing'. If that were the case than I think my bedroom was way 'cooler' than my artwork. 

Burnt Stuff = Wicked Cool

I love bizarre scenery. It's like eating too much blue cheese and going straight to bed, but with way less crackers. This place, a recently burnt down market in Midland, Western Australia is one of the top ten bizare places I've been and I was lucky enough to have borrowed a camera that day. Smelly, old burnt food, melted toys, thousands of smashed eggs and a security guard chasing me round.

Threadless, Such a Hoot

Based on a mini jewelled statue, this little thing took me an entire night. I entered it into Threadless where public voting decided it would not become a T-shirt or a print. I think I have a love/hate relationship with Threadless. I love the fact lots of people get to see my work and that it could earn me some cash, but I hate the fact that it gives complete idiots the freedom to express their opinions about your artwork underneath. My mum used to say, "If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say nothing at all." That could be why she doesn't talk to me much. 

Nevermind the Old Stuff

I created this blog with the idea of putting new stuff on it. At the moment I'm working on a lot of that new stuff so I figured I could chuck a lot of old stuff on instead. This particular piece of stuff is a portrait I did of Kurt Cobain somewhere around 1999. If you don't know who Kurt Cobain was then you should probably slap yourself across the face with a large fish. Just a suggestion. 

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Think Before You Eat

The destruction of wildlife habitats across the world is a serious thing indeed. But, with all the Media attention on the 'big players' in the environmental game, being the whales, elephants and panda's. Sometime the little guy gets left out. 

The common apple worm is one of them. Day by day thousands of worms are left homeless and forced needlessly onto the street. And yet the media stays silent. The issues discreetly swept under the rug by politicians and government authorities. Why I ask? Would I be paranoid in thinking this could be...a conspiracy? I'll leave that for you, the readers, to decide. Hopefully the people at Blogger won't also be pressured by government authorities into withdrawing this thought provoking article.
Thank you, and remember...Think Before You Eat.

*This controversial drawing is also on display at Threadless should you want to vote for it (favourably please) then use this link...