Lazy Blog

I try to update this often with images, projects pics and adventures in drawing.

Thor the Thurcroft Troll - Public Art Proposal

Thor, a proposed public art piece for Thurcroft, South Yorkshire.

Thor, a proposed public art piece for Thurcroft, South Yorkshire.

This proposal is for a large ‘Thurcroft Troll’ developed with children and young people in and around Thurcroft, South Yorkshire. The sculpture is to be constructed, cut and assembled from mild steel then, powdercoated and hand painted.

Dimensions: Maximum Length: 4000mm, Maximum Height: 1600mm

Material: Constructed from 3mm Mild Steel and painted with marine grade paint.

The sculpture will be bolt mounted in concrete and set with resin.

It is intended that the piece is installed without a plynth and will be set in a planting scheme of wild flowers.

The sculpture is to be located on a grassed area in a newly planted wildflower meadow in the village of Thurcroft and will be a fun and playful addition to the area.

Thurcroft drawing workshop.

Thurcroft drawing workshop.

Working on colour studies.

Working on colour studies.

Drawing from life to work out the pose of the troll.

Drawing from life to work out the pose of the troll.

Making Your Mark Workshop at Dewsbury Library

Workshop fun!

Workshop fun!

Great to run a workshop (first in a while) at Dewsbury Library as part of the British Museum ‘Making Your Mark’ pop-up exhibition that’s touring libraries across Kirklees. Families worked together to combine photography, image and text and make their mark. Lovely people, great images, great fun! Thanks to Photographer Yvonne Roberts for the photographs and for providing her expertise during the workshop.

For more information visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/kirkleeslibraries



Awekids - Chester Zoo

Inspired by the concept of ‘Plant Blindness’ the Awekids (orchids) Collective seek to celebrate the all round awesomeness of plants using visual arts, music and technology. The project is a collaboration between Fabric Lenny, Jason Singh and Steve Symons and formed to create an exciting flagship installation at Chester Zoo as part of the Wild Worlds Festival.

The Awekids Hide

The Awekids Hide

Out Of The Box Exhibition, Vegas

Here are two sculptural works made specifically for a cardboard focussed exhibition at The Grand Gallery, Las Vegas Town Hall, Nevada.

Circus Face

Two paintings made on iPad for kicks.

Heads are Homes

New painting series for the New Year.

New Power Yoga

Lates iPad power yoga.

Highlines Armley Leisure Centre

Inside

Inside

Outside

Outside

Really great to see this window artwork finally installed. The design brings together a variety of images created with young people who attend the Saturday Night Project. The image is a playful reflection of  activities that run during the sessions and was developed through hands on workshops where young people were co-creators alongside artists and musicians. Whoop!

iPhone Creature Cuddles

Whilst waiting for the rain to stop (so I could continue working on an outdoor mural) I had a quick play with Procreate Pocket. What a great app it is :)

Top Fun Robot Workshops

Making Posca and cardboard eyes

Making Posca and cardboard eyes

A series of fun robot making workshops at Kirklees Libraries this week. Some amazing designs and its only day one!

A brief return to iPhone painting

During a recent budget flight to Italy I revisited painting on the iPhone. I had fun capturing portraits of fellow passengers waiting for the toilet. Here are the unedited images made over a 90 minute period. It was fun, but it's not my medium of choice anymore.

Small Works on Paper

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Robot and Bird

Cardboard Robot made over 2 days in situ at The Civic

Cardboard Robot made over 2 days in situ at The Civic

I've spent the past two days making this chap and his trusty bird friend for a fantastic toy focussed exhibition that opens soon. Details to follow.....

Blue Goose

Out walking today I met a woman rubbing the leg of a goose. 'Suspected cramp' she said.

We Are Here - Wakefield Museums

A selection of designs for Pontefract Museum

A selection of designs for Pontefract Museum

I was commissioned by Wakefield Museums to create a series of window-etch illustrations to adorn windows across three of their sites. Following drawing workshops with local children, families and adults (using objects from the museum collections) I developed a set of illustrations unique to each of the museum sites which reflect the artefacts and stories that they hold. Posted here are only a few of the many images I created for the project.

Castleford Library and Museum

Castleford Library and Museum

Castleford Design

Castleford Design

One Panel from Wakefield Museum

One Panel from Wakefield Museum

New Work on Paper

Here's a selection of new studio work using acrylic ink on paper.

Wishing on a Czar

Rider

Magic Love Stack

Head, Hug, Toby Jug