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Metamorphosis: Fantasy Visions Metamorphosis – Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers This video documents an exhibition entitled ‘Metamorphosis’ which featured the works of master stop motion artists Ladislas Starevich, Jan Svankmajer and the Quay Brothers. …matter comes to life and is transformed in the hands and imaginations of the creators. They, more than anybody,

Building Baba Yaga’s House

Building Baba Yaga’s House I’m currently working towards a new project featuring my Baba Yaga glove puppets. As a part of the preparation for this I’ve set about making some props to accompany the puppets. By far the most intensive prop making project has been the construction of a house for Baba Yaga. These little

Stitch & Glitch

Stitch & Glitch I’ve been working on something a little different lately; following my recent adventures in the mountains to the north I’ve started to embroidered into some of the photographs that I took there. I’ve been sharing snippets like those pictured here via my Instagram and Twitter accounts. Not wanting to give too much

An Embroidered Taylor Swift Tweet

@TaylorSwift13 – An Embroidered Taylor Swift Tweet This is a hand embroidered copy of a tweet posted by Taylor Swift in October 2014. I hand embroidered Taylor’s tweet using cotton thread on a cotton ground. It looks like Taylor’s original tweet has received a couple more retweets since I embroidered it! I wish I could

The Elder Tree The Elder Tree by Moth Rah & Layla Holzer ‘The Elder Tree‘ is the new single from London based musician Moth Rah (aka Cassandra Solon Parry). The song, described as a dark folk lament, is taken from Moth Rah’s new Wild Wedding EP which is available from her Bandcamp page here. I had a

Alaina Varrone’s Risque Erotic Embroidery

Alaina Varrone’s Risque Erotic Embroidery Alaina Varrone is an artist from Connecticut, USA. She states that she was ‘born to a family of weirdos and storytellers, and she uses this natural creativity to tell her own stories in thread’. I love the attitude of these embroideries. They’re often risqué without being grotesquely explicit, and there’s

“NSFW” Exhibition Photos

“NSFW” Exhibition Photos My solo exhibition at The Sho gallery has now ended. Thank you to all those who made it down to the gallery. The feedback from the show was overwhelmingly positive and the work prompted some excellent discussions! You can view a couple of images of the exhibition below, and you can also