Saturday, 30 July 2011

Carrion - photos of Axolotl Gallery











Carrion review

A well written review of 'Carrion'. The reviewer definately understands the influences and the humour involved in my work.
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Source.

Carrion - Birds of a Feather section

Below is a list of the images I completed for the Birds of a Feather section of the 'Carrion' show at Axolotl Gallery, Edinburgh. Click on them to enlarge and please excuse the watermarks. Please contact me for prices.


'Who Shot Cock Robin?', mixed media, 2011


'Love Birds', mixed media, 2011


'White Peacock', mixed media, 2011


'Vultures after Audubon', mixed media, 2011

'Study of a Vulture', mixed media, 2011


'Sparrowhawk', mixed media, 2011


'Silent Comes the Night', mixed media, 2011


'Shrike (Butcher Bird)', mixed media, 2011


'One for Sorrow', mixed media, 2011


'Nevermore', mixed media, 2011


'Heart', mixed media, 2011


'Hatchling', mixed media, 2011


'Hand that Feeds', mixed media, 2011


'Dove of Peace', mixed media, 2011


'Bleak Mid-Winter', mixed media, 2011


'White Swan', vinyl, 2011


'Black Swans', vinyl, 2011

Monday, 18 July 2011

Carrion - THRILLER.I.P section

Below is a list of the images I completed for the THRILLER.I.P section of the 'Carrion' show at Axolotl Gallery, Edinburgh. Click on them to enlarge and please excuse the watermarks.


'Who killed Michael Jackson?', mixed media, 2011


'Too Bad', mixed media, 2011


'THRILLER.I.P', mixed media, 2011


'Study for a skull 2', mixed media, 2011


'Study for a skull 1', mixed media, 2011


'Side Show', mixed media, 2011


'Sacred Heart', mixed media, 2011


'Post Mortem of a false idol 2', mixed media, 2011


'Post Mortem of a false idol 1', mixed media, 2011


'MJ as Christ' (detail), centre panel of the 'Pop Martyr Triptych', mixed media, 2011


'Bubbles as Dismas'(detail), left panel of the 'Pop Martyr Triptych', mixed media, 2011


'Pop Martyr Triptych', mixed media, 2011


'Not like other guys', mixed media, 2011


'Neverland', mixed media, 2011


'Man in the mire', mixed media, 2011


'Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil', mixed media, 2011


'Heal the World', mixed media, 2011


'Gestation Period', mixed media, 2011


'Burger King of Pop', mixed media, 2011

Michael Jackson fans react to 'Carrion'.

I was notified today that fans on the official Michael Jackson forum have been posting their thoughts on 'Carrion'.

Click here to read the debate.

Here are my favourite parts:


I found it quite interesting that there was an advert for burgers when one of the images in the show is called 'Burger King of Pop'.




One person on the forum seems to get it! Maybe I should ask them to write the copy for my next catalogue.

Carrion reviews



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Not sure if Mr McEwan picked up on the humour used within the THRILLER.I.P section. I feel the tongue-in-cheek aspect of these images was perhaps lost to the 'sensationalist' angle, but a 'good' is fine by me. (I do hope people don't think I'm an 'emo' now...)

Whilst Sarah and I were taking photos of the show on Saturday in the gallery, one of Scotland's most respected artists and promoter of the visual and performing arts, Richard Demarco was in having a look at our work. He declared it a 'Wonderful show, very brave and very strong and too bold for Edinburgh.' This is praise indeed, coming from someone who owns Joseph Beuys' hats.