Sunday, 11 November 2012

Gary Wilson

I was messing about with Derrick Argent's photos of Gary Wilson's remarkable clothes for the Menergy poster and did this. It didn't fit with Menergy's brand so it sort of turned into an image for Gary himself. Tongue-in-chic neo goth.

Harvey Nichols Trunk Show 2009 invitation

Found this the other day - I did it as a freelance job for Harvey Nichols. I used the houndstooth as Alexander McQueen had just used it to startling effect in his 'Horn of Plenty' collection.

As McQueen had used a mix of gloss and matte fabrics on top of each other, I had the type printed with a spot UV varnish so when it was moved, it would catch the light and then disappear into the background pattern.

Menergy Nov 2012 - Gary Wilson

For this poster I used a photo of soon-to-be-huge fashion designer Gary Wilson's graduate collection.
Photo by Derrick Argent.
Gary was judging the catwalk competition and has just designed a dress for everyone's favourite - Sharon Needles!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Menergy Nov 2012 DJ setlist

A list of records that were played by me at Menergy.

1. Sharon Needles - 'Everyday is Halloween'
2. Queen of Hearts - 'Neon' (Mark Reeder's Electrically Excited remix)
3. Experimental Products - 'Glowing in the Dark'
4. Marilyn Manson - 'The Beautiful People' (Sébastien Léger remix)
5. Size Queen - 'Paul's Groove'
6. Outrage - 'Tall 'n Handsome'
7. Scissor Sisters - 'Invisible Light' (Boys Noize remix)
8. Peaches - 'Burst' (12" mix)
9. Britney Spears - 'Gimme More' (Armand Deluxe remix)
10. Madonna - 'Like a Prayer'
11. Kylie Minogue - 'What Do I Have to Do'
12. Utah Saints - 'What Can You Do For Me'
13. Sylvester vs Edwin Starr - 'Do You Wanna Contact?'

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Engagement card design / illustration

My brother got engaged recently, and this is the card I illustrated to say congratulations. All the colours are vinyl, including the sparkly ring!

Menergy House of Fraser logo

A few months ago Menergy were to be doing an installation in a window at House of Fraser in Glasgow. Unfortunately due to illness, it didn't happen. Here was the logo that I designed for it.

Menergy with special guest Willam Belli

October's Menergy had professional drag superstar Willam Belli performing. Willam has been in a ton of Hollywood movies and TV shows including CSI and my personal favourite, Nip/Tuck. Recently, she appeared in RuPaul's Drag Race where she was infamously disqualified.

Here are the records I played at the event:

1. Grace Jones - La Vie En Rose (12" mix)
2. MaDonna Summer - I Feel Justified (bootleg mix)
3. Diana Ross - Love Hangover (Almighty 12" mix)
4. KLF - Megamix
5. Azealia Banks - Fierce
6. Jessica 6 - White Horse
7. Goldfrapp - Rocket (Richard X Eight Four remix)
8. Divine - Native Love
9. Skatt Brothers - Walk the Night (Disconet mix)
10. Kele - Goodbye Horses

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Plastic Pastorals preparatory sketches

A couple of sketches I did in preparation for the 'Plastic Pastorals' show I did a few years ago.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Alligator head shoulder piece

As a continuation of my Bone Jewellery (see below), I made this shoulder pad from a vintage piece of taxidermy I bought at a car boot sale. It was inspired by gladiator harnesses.

Bone jewellery - spine harness

The last piece of skeletal jewellery I made in the last few weeks, although I'm inspired to do some more shortly.

This is a harness I adapted and customised with a spine. I wanted it to run the entire length of the wearer's back.

Bone jewellery - Pelvis collar

Another post of my bone jewellery I've been making, this time a collar / necklace made from a pelvis.

What I like about this piece is that it can be worn different ways - upside down, back to front etc, to make it look completely different each time.

Bone jewellery - Spine necklace

I've been making a few pieces of jewellery for myself recently. I have a huge interest in natural history and anatomy and I am a huge fan of the jeweler Shaun Leane who uses unusual materials and reference points for his work. So I thought I would have a go at making some pieces that I wouldn't be able to find in the shops.

So with my ongoing Flintstones fascination, I got hold of a real sheep vertebrae and seperated and cleaned all the bones with a messy and smelly process. Each bone was then sealed.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Madonna Tattoo design

I was commissioned to design a tattoo based on Patrick Demarchelier's photo of Madonna for her 'Justify My Love' single cover.

This is how the tattoo artist translated my idea onto skin:

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Erotic Art Festival advert

I have completed 3 new images for the Erotic Art Festival. You can see them at Whitespace Gallery, 11 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh from June 22 - June 24 2012.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Menergy - June DJ playlist

These are the records I played at Menergy on June 2nd 2012.

1. Motor featuring Billie Ray Martin - 'Hyperlust'

2. Rebecca & Fiona - 'Dance'

3. Giorgio Moroder - 'From here to eternity'

4. Donna Summer - 'Working the midnight shift'

5. Gossip - 'Move in the right direction'

6. Kylie vs The Flirts - 'Can't get passion out of my head'

7. Lady Gaga - 'Government hooker' (DJ White Shadow's Mugler runway remix)

8. Dannii Minogue - 'Touch me like that' (Jack Rocka remix)

9. Scissor Sisters - 'Let's have a kiki'

10. Dan Hartman featuring Loleatta Holloway - 'Relight my fire' (Almighty mix)

11. Whitney Houston vs Robyn - 'How will I know if I'm dancing on my own'

Menergy - Sharon Needles Jubilee flyer

MENERGY got into the national spirit of the Diamond Jubilee this weekend! However, whilst the rest of the country celebrates the coronation of Elizabeth II, Menergy partied another way – by celebrating the crowning of America’s Next Drag Queen SHARON NEEDLES! Speaking of Sharon Needles, in claim-to-fame news, she commented on one of my Facebook pictures. In true Needles fashion, going straight for the post-surgery one. A look she worked herself of course...

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Festival of the Erotic Arts exhibition

This summer, things are getting a little steamy in Edinburgh. For the first time, the Festival of the Erotic Arts is coming to Scotland's capital for a weekend of sleaze-free, sex positive arts, including visual arts.

From June 22nd - June 24th at the Whitespace Gallery on 11 Gayfield Square, I will be showing 3 brand new illustrations inspired by Greek myths and legends.

Click here for more information on the festival.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Plastic Pastorals

Bit of a blast from the past, but I have never posted all the images from my 2008 Plastic Pastorals show.
Ben Lomond (Gloss Green, Yellow & Black), vinyl, 2008
Highland Cows at Loch Earn (White Rain), mixed media, 2008
Highland Cows at Loch Earn (with pylons), mixed media, 2008
Inverlochy (Fluoro Pink & Green), mixed media, 2008
Inverlochy (Grey), mixed media, 2008
Inverlochy (Pink, Purple & Grey), mixed media, 2008
Inverlochy with Gasometer (Gloss Magenta, Green, Orange & Yellow), vinyl, 2008
Inverlochy with Gasometer (White), mixed media, 2008
Loch Katrine (Blood Red), mixed media, 2008
Red Deer at Glenfalloch (Fluoro Yellow), mixed media, 2008
Red Deer at Glenfalloch (Spraypaint storm), mixed media, 2008
Ben Ledi (Acid Yellow & Magenta), mixed media, 2008
Ben Nevis (Acid Green), mixed media, 2008
Cairngorms (Magenta), mixed media, 2008
Glencloe (Gloss Black), mixed media, 2008
Glencloe (Pink & Blue gradient), mixed media, 2008
Hell's Glen (Orange), mixed media, 2008
Highland Cows at Loch Earn (Green), mixed media, 2008
Kyle of Lochalsh (Fluoro Yellow), mixed media, 2008

For images of the gallery, which was transformed for the duration of my show and press coverage, click here.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Portrait commission

A sketch I did of a friend of mine.

Portrait commission

I was asked to sketch this beautiful young lady - the drawings were then framed as a 21st birthday gift for her!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Menergy March 2012 playlist

These are the records I played at Menergy last night.

1. Grace Jones - 'Nightclubbing'
2. Valerie Dore - 'It's so easy'
3. Amanda Lear - 'Follow me'
4. Q Lazzarus - 'Goodbye horses'
5. Billie Ray Martin - 'Undisco me'
6. The Ones - 'When we get together' (Zoned Out remix)
7. Anthonio - 'Annie'
8. Hard Ton - 'Music'
9. Goldfrapp - 'Rocket' (Richard X one zero mix)
10. Daft Punk vs Tiga & Jake Shears - 'Hot in herre / Around the world'
11. Whitney Houston vs Robyn - 'How will I know if I'm dancing on my own'
12. Donna Summer - 'I feel love' (Qattara mix)