Lockdown worx

Thankfully a couple of years ago we built a studio in the back garden, so when the news came of the Lockdown my work suffered less than many in the UK. i could still make stuff, but the thought of making a show that would probably not be seen, left me having to reevaluate what to make in these uncertain times. I settled on a series of experimental works using the motif of a kid painting smiles on well loved works of art. It kind of made sense to have these three rude kid characters , Astrid, Indigo and Edgar painting, stuck indoors like the rest of us.

I am sure i was not alone in taking to the bottle during lockdown. The news and social media streams confirmed it. During the drunken haze that was the first few weeks that included my wedding anniversary we were sent a two bottle box of wine to help us celebrate. The box was just too cute to throw away.

I didn’t want to do something 2d or canvas based, and with my only 3d gig Glastonbury cancelled (i am the art director Unfairground) i thought i’d try and make these little boxes into stage sets where i could pop these three naughty children and up cycle this little wooden box.

Each box has its own RGB remote control so that the lights can change to whatever colour you require, there are preset programs with fading , jumping and flashing between different colours. The back panel is laser cut wallpaper out of birch ply, The frames are 24k gold leaf. I will be making a small edition of each light. Video of them working to follow.

Excited by these cute little lamp works I’ve also made some larger scale wall based works, at the time of writing this only one is finished and i will be posting some more updates as they are finished. The below version has interchangeable works that you can swap out depending on your mood.

These will be one off works, still no idea how to show them, where they will be available. hopefully work that out when they are all finished. To get your name on a waiting list for the Lockdown wine boxes email seesix at gmail with the subject Lockdown wine box

Oscar- RCK Print

A recent piece at the NUART FESTIVAL in Stavanger struck a cord with many. It’s a cute image with a strong message, and i thought i’d release it as a print with all the proceeds going to charity.

To be released next Thursday 14th of November at Graffik galley, both on-line and in gallery, so if you want to save postage and packing costs, you can drop in to pick it up from 5pm that day. Details of the event Facebook

To pre order click here

I have been involved with Steve Bedlam’s RCK (refugee community kitchen) for some time and i am constantly aware of their struggles with helping refugees feed themselves. So 100% of profits from the print goes to them.

The print is an edition of 85
50cm x 40 cm
3 colour silk screen print
375 Lambeth cotton rag paper, signed numbered and embossed.
£80 + P&P

RCK

Graffik Gallery

Rock Point

Had a banging weekend up on the Wirral a few weekends ago. A great project to rejuvenate part of New Brighton by the passionate team at Rockpoint leisure. I was invited by an old studio assistant (Rob) to take part in a series of murals aiming to breathe new life into a forgotten part of the Wirral, which was once a famous go-to entertainment destination for Merseyside, a Disney cross the Mersey.

It’s hard not to mention Dan Davies when talking about the changes that are happening within this community. He’s a driving force behind the look and feel of the area and has an easy-to-like social agenda that you can identify with whether you are a visitor to the area or a local. Over time i’m sure this faded Vegas will rise in ways that weren’t planned or foreseen. That’s what great about it! There’s a general buzz in the area, an enthusiasm that means that more than the sum of its parts are possible. Go Dan! Really can’t wait to be asked back.