Wimbledon College of Art, Technical Arts graduate degree show, University of the Arts, London, 2013
The artist says: ‘This was my final major project for my BA Hons degree course studying Technical Arts and Special Effects at the University of the Arts, Wimbledon. The puppet was one of a series of 4, the other puppets included a butterfly on a canvas, a diamond skull, and a shark in a tank. These puppets were part of a fictional tongue in cheek story about what would happen if art was to fight back against ‘The Artist’ having had enough of being chopped up and killed for the sake of art. All puppets were used to star in a film trailer about the fictional comedy film entitled ‘Formaldehyde’. The fictional film is a story about art, crime and revenge. As part of the backstory it began with a fictional book about the events of The Artist and his Crimes, and then the book was adapted into the fictional film. i made a series of film posters to compliment the trailer and I also made a series of promotional shots using the puppets. Artist Statement: I would describe my work as eclectic as i work in various types of media, including model making, crafts, jewellery making, sculpture, set making, painting. My personal work has an added sense of humour and a light tongue in cheek element and story telling in various projects, including a book I made about a refugee slug in WW2 called ‘Little Evacuee Bill and the Adventure of the Salt Trench’.