Below are some more examples of my work divided into projects
These drawings below are done on wall paper border paper and they tell a narrative of events inside the house as seen by the wall paper. The drawings document events in the lives of the Father, Mother and 2 daughters who live at number 41. The narrative starts on the top left of the boarder paper then follow along each row from left to right. The Father is forced to leave home for a while, but his return is celebrated.
The Pencil Line project was run in partnership with Virgin Trains and funded by Arts Council England.This project makes an online gallery of images submitted by the general public traveling on trains shown on the project website - WWW.ThePencilLine.com. We had over 400 drawings submited from the travelling public. As Part of the project I made many jouneys up to Preston and Carlisle, travelling over 4763 miles ,using the train as a mobile studio,drawing continually as I travelled.
These drawings document the journey's landmarks and people travelling in order, in real time,they are drawn on train tickets and long papers over 5 metres long.I enjoyed the background views of buildings ,homes and factories the aspects you don't see from the streets,hidden, until seen from the train.People use trains for such different reasons; to travel to work, to a family gathering or social occasion, to meet a close friend or perhaps head out on a nervous first date. There are a million stories to be found on the trains each day.
Drawings on over 450 Train tickets.
This work below is from The Tea Stories project.This project was funded by Arts Council England, The Heritage Lottery Fund and Sparkplugs.This project looked at the past use of the building which is now Spike Island Arts Space but was once a former Brooke Bond Tea packing factory. Over the project I made contact with over 80 ex Brooke Bond employees, We held a number of reunion events and exhibitions such as our reunion Tea party and book launch amongst other events. The project culminated in the making of a book, which was based on the old Brooke Bond Tea card albums, which instead of detailing wildlife, cars or aeroplanes was about the working lives of the Brooke Bond employees, the book also included a DVD of short films and interviews from ex employees about their time at Brooke Bond. The book is available online from www.tangentbooks.co.uk. Alongside the book a large body of other works were made such as the tea bag paper wedding dress. This was made in response to discovering the tradition of staff making a Tea bag wedding dresses for each bride who was getting married from the factory.On their last shift at work before their marraige they processed about the factory wearing the tea bag wedding dress as everyone stopped work and celebrated and cheered.
Below The Dispatch Box, Here I used every day objects along with drawings to build up narratives across an entire room.
This Project Pencil Voice is a box of hundreds of drawings about often mudane yet important issues, all indexed by subject.
These drawings below are done on blue 2 ply and blue bed roll paper which is found in all hospitals and doctors surgeries, the project looks at who helps us when we are ill and delves into reasons and narratives about how and why we use the NHS.