The Red Rocker
Another in my ‘Tiny People’ Series. Months in the making, our tiny artist is doing a last-minute touch-up job to his giant sculpture ‘The Red Rocker’ before opening time. This magnificent piece now joins his other works in the Tiny People’s Gallery.
A couple of weeks ago, a loyal Swedish collector, purchased a fourth assemblage, ‘A Gentleman of Note‘ which is now springing and wobbling to his heart’s content on prominent display in a Stockholm apartment.
A lifetime lover of Peter Pan and Wendy, the collector later expressed an interest in commissioning a work with a strong element featuring the ‘boy who never grew up’. Inspired by a 1985 copy of J M Barrie’s book, I set about creating a piece with a difference.
After painstakingly ‘hollowing out’ all 197 pages, lining the void with the ‘Fairy’ entry from a 1914 dictionary and fitting mirrored sides to the void I mounted a 1950s vintage musical box movement which plays when you open the book.
The inside cover is adorned with Wendy’s song and little ‘sound bites’ from the book and above the musical movement is mounted a lovely old 1910 postcard featuring our tiny characters entitled ‘Wendy Gives Peter a Kiss’.
The whole is mounted on a stand made from vintage chess pieces and painted in gold to sit neatly on a coffee table or wide shelf.
Entitled ‘A Glimpse Into Neverland’ this is my second ‘altered book’ the first being ‘Archibald Takes Up Photography’ which is now with a collector in Spain. I am now actively seeking out other suitable books to create further unique works.
If you are interested in commissioning a unique assemblage piece for yourself or as a very special gift please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or see the ‘Commissions’ information on my website.
New image published today – ‘The Thirty-Five Millimetre Sunset’
Another in my ‘Tiny People’ Series. This time, a tiny executive from Kodak climbs atop a giant film canister to reflect on past glories and witness the sun setting on the last days of 35mm film. (Trivia: the actual piece of film used here came from a news shot for the Evening Standard in London of a farmhouse fire by the M4 in 1976).
This image is now available directly through my website.
This is the next in my ‘Tiny People’ 2018 Series entitled ‘Spring Cleaning at The Candy Bar’. This time a couple of tiny maids and a maintenance man are cleaning, dusting and blowing their way to get the bar ready for this season’s opening.
This Limited Edition uses ‘C-type’ matt Fujifilm ‘Crystal Archive’ photographic paper processed using traditional silver-based chemistry by the UK’s leading professional fine art lab in London. Each print has a 10 mm white border all around.
A Certificate of Authenticity bearing the title, edition number, digital signature and a uniquely numbered security hologram accompanies each print along with a duplicate hologram for fixing to the back of the print after framing.
The print comes in a Limited edition of 10 pieces, available now from my website.
I have decided to return to create a few more in my ‘Tiny People’ Series. In ‘A Visit to the Candy Museum’ our tiny loving couple are nearing the end of their visit and are passing piles of the ‘big people’s candy where freshly mined examples of Smarties, Jelly Beans, Chocolate Eclairs and Skittles are displayed in huge piles to whet their appetites. Shopping bags are at the ready to stock up as they are about to enter the Gift Shop!
This print comes in a Limited edition of 10 pieces, available now from my website.
‘I Long to be Free’ – The girl sitting quietly in contemplation is both safe and warm in her city home but at the same time quite unhappy. She dreams of the sea and the countryside and the freedom of travel. One day she will go there where she will find happiness and contentment.
The view through the window was shot at Bantham in South Devon looking across to Burgh Island at Bigbury on Sea.
It is now available in a Limited Edition of 10 prints directly from my website or this link HERE.