I seem to be haunted by the strength of an intense gaze, a theme that reappears in my drawings. I keep coming back to ‘Leo’ with the killing of Cecil the lion in 2015 always in my mind so that when I look at the lion what I am really looking at is the shame that being a human entails sadly more often than not. ‘Leo’ was made with quick brushstrokes on my mobile phone using the draw something app game. This edition is a Fine Art Giclée print on archival paper (100% cotton Hahnemühle 300gsm) .
Quick finger draw on mobile phone (Draw Something app / iPhone4)
50×50cm Giclée print on archival paper.
Limited edition of 100, signed and numbered.
Digital illustration – character design.
35×35cm Giclée print on archival paper.
Limited edition of 50, signed and numbered.
“There’s no sense in going further —
it’s the edge of cultivation,”
So they said, and I believed it —
broke my land and sowed my crop —
Built my barns and strung my fences
in the little border station
Tucked away below the foothills
where the trails run out and stop.
Till a voice, as bad as Conscience,
rang interminable changes
In one everlasting Whisper
day and night repeated — so:
“Something hidden. Go and find it.
Go and look behind the Ranges —
Something lost behind the Ranges.
Lost and waiting for you. Go!”