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Knights Errant- Best of Graduation Show, Banbury Museum.

May 8th, 2010

Knights Errant- Best of Graduation Show, Banbury Museum.

The inspiration for this work came from re-reading Quentin Crisp’s autobiography ‘The Naked Civil Servant’, in which he states that an idealised ‘Great Dark Man’ does not exist. The wise, kind, brave and chivalrous ‘knight in shining armour’ is an unrealistic ideal of masculinity.The idea of knights and armour appealed to me on several levels. Firstly, the knight as an icon of masculine bravery, a heroic figure. Secondly, the idea of armour as a shell, a protective barrier to who we are, but also as an advertisement of personal status. Beneath any armour is a fallible, vulnerable person. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Drear in Florence

January 8th, 2009

A Drear in Florence. 160cm x 60cm

Detail – Inkjet printed book cover, grey flannel, leatherette and patinated upholstery tacks.

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Party Gear

January 7th, 2009

Party Frocks

Knights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, two of six figures.’Narcissus’ adapted to standing posture. Both 160×60 cm.

Wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature.

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Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay Social.

January 7th, 2009


Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay Social.Knights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, one of six figures. 160×60 cm

Wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature.

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Buttoned Up and Grey

January 6th, 2009

Knights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, one of six figures. 160×60 cm.
Wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature. Buttoned Up and Grey

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Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay Social

January 6th, 2009

Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay SocialKnights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, one of six figures. 160×60 cm.
Wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature.

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Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay Social – detail

January 6th, 2009

Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay Social - detail¬†Detail showing ‘Michaelangelo’s David’ ink jet transfer and brocade trim.

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Troubador- Self portrait, as exhibited at Banbury Museum’s ‘Best of Graduate Show

January 6th, 2009

Troubador- Self portrait, as exhibited at Banbury Museum's 'Best of Graduate Show'‘Troubadour’ is a self portrait. The troubadour often sang of romantic love, and heroic deeds, ideals which appeal to my innate romanticism.I dressed him in a subdued jester’s motley as an allusion to my aptitude for ‘hiding’ behind humour. Because of this ability, people have often said to me “I wouldn’t have known that you suffered from depression!” Read the rest of this entry »

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Troubador – Self portrait

January 6th, 2009

Troubador - Self portrait‘Knights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, one of six figures. 160×60 cm.
Tea dyed calico, wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature.

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Narcissus

January 6th, 2009

Narcissus

Black voile over black polyester, gold satin, aged metal-leaf, inkjet print, lino printed ‘dark mirror’ and base fabric.

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