The Newtown Art Seat is a cylindrical display case in busy foot traffic in the heart of Newtown. I was commissioned by Marrickville Council to create an artwork for display in late 2014. I spent some time mulling over things I could make to fit this unique shape. It soon occurred to me that the seat reminded me of a zoetrope — something I obsessed over as a kid. I used that as an inspiration point for what I wanted to make.
Digital print, installed into public seating
In 2015 Arcade Screen Printing put together a screen printing show, inspired by superheroes. I decided to mix my love for football and superheroes and took inspiration from the 2006 World Cup final (specifically Zidane's brain snap). The more I thought about it, the more I found similarities between Zizou and The Hulk...
Three colour screen print, on 260gsm Satin Card
These are a series of monochrome works, self initiated, inspired by sci-fi and the spiritual (if you hadn't guessed by now). Best consumed while on mushrooms or straight after meditation.
As we collide into the digital future we walk the path towards the true light (RGB). Created as part of the Collision group exhibition with Jordan Stokes.
Fourth Wave Wine is a family owned importer and wholesaler dedicated to modern and affordable European wines, a relatively boutique company in an industry of big importers. I was commissioned by Fourth Wave Wines in 2011 to design a new wine label for their boutique Spanish wine range. They wanted a label inspired by Joan Miró's paintings and the Spanish coastline.
Digital illustration, printed on label stock
These are screen printed illustrations, created as part of a group show with the Dead Bird Society, at the Scratch Art Space. An exploration of the dichotomy of science and mysticism. A playful banter between creationism and backyard monsters.
Single colour screen prints on 350gsm Ecostar Card
The Lord Nelson is Sydney's oldest continually licensed hotel, located in the historic Rocks precinct and home of Australia's oldest pub brewery. They required bespoke illustrations as part of their advertising and point of sale campaigns — it had to reflect their motto of "Handcrafted, preservative free and naturally brewed."
Digital illustration from pencil sketch
There is nothing worse than rocking up to a cool biker party wearing a faux-leather jacket. Henry Winkler would be disappointed.
White ink, screen printed on 350gsm Black Card
I have two favourite footballers and both their names start to Z. To be honest I don't mind missing the A to Y of footballers if I get to watch these guys play all day.
Digital illustrations and animation
I challenged myself to an artwork a day during February, with one limitation. I couldn't make a mark with pen or pencil (or stylus)... so I took to scissors and paper to create the set of illustrations you see here. The best pick of the bunch.
Each year, Kooyong winery releases a new vintage of their single vineyard varieties of wines. In early 2011 I was approached to work on producing illustrations for this particular year. As the event was to be held in an elegant Japanese restaurant, I was to take inspiration from traditional Japanese woodblock printing — while maintaining a modern colour palette.
Digital illustration, printed on 300gsm card
Here and there. Love and denial.
These are a series of illustrations based on the theme 'absence'. A submission for an art magazine that unfortunately never made it off the ground.
Digital illustrations from scanned pencil drawings
Created as part of a collaborative series of works — "Collision", with Jordan Stokes — exploring the tension between physical and digital identities. This video is a reflection on fear in the face of something immeasurable and grand.
Video and performance
In 2014 Arcade Screen Printing put together a T-Shirt exhibition celebrating the work of Quentin Tarantino, aptly named Taran-Tee-No. It was a pleasure to be invited and I took on the image of Uma in all her bloody glory.
Two colour screen print on AS Colour Staple shirts
Once upon a time, not so long ago, I bought an IKEA desk. One of those ones that tilts up to help one draw better — I lusted over this desk for months but when I finally got it, it really didn't get used that much at all. Poor thing.
Scanned pen illustration