Just finished this illustration for The Crossing. It will form the inside of a menu shaped piece, with the exterior of the florists on the front, and doors which you open to reveal this selection of flowers to choose from for your funeral.
For the past week I've been working on a couple of pieces for Glasgow Life's Christmas pantomime Aladdin. I was brought on board by the lovely Brian Hartley. Here are a few snaps of the unpainted structure for Aladdin's cave. It will be decorated to look like a shop front on the outside, and a glittery fantastical cave on the inside. The small central doors open to allow a performer to climb through, then at a later point the larger doors open to reveal the inside of the cave. This and the magic washing machine have been really interesting builds, I enjoy making objects which will be used in performance, and I can't wait to see them in action!
A test run of the full-size Magic Washing Machine I'm working on for a panto version of Aladdin. It will 'magically' switch a dirty garment for a clean garment. This is the unfinished wooden structure, next it will get tested by the cast, then painted to look less like a wooden box and more like a washing machine.
Another miniature test, this time for a set piece which changes colour and gets bigger.
Here's a quick clip of a miniature version of a magic washing machine I was working on today. It switches one object for another using a self contained mechanism.
Nearly finished making these devil horns for Dance Wi' The Deil. The horns are hollow plastic, detailed with string and covered in tissue paper mache, decorated with opalescent acrylic paint. A pair of mini speakers fit inside the bases of the horns, and the row of holes along the front of the horns allow the sound to come through.
The devil costume also has this articulated tail, which swishes naturally as the performer moves, and can be flicked around easily with small movements of the hips.
The tail is made from sections of balsa wood, jointed with fabric hinges, covered with shiny lycra and detailed with painted plastazote shapes. It is mounted to a belt using the base of an old CD holder.
The belt fastens slightly above the hips of the performer, and the costume hangs over the belt to hide it.
Dance Wi' The Deil will be happening next Saturday, 29th October, as part of Greenock's halloween festival Galoshans. Come along and say hello.
I will be leading a paper flower making workshop this Monday, 24th October as part of the Say Hello To Roma event, run by Soulfood Sisters. Here's an example of the type of flower we will be making, I'm really looking forward to meeting lots of new faces.
I am a Glasgow based visual artist and maker.