Of Mice and Mannequins – Anthromorphic Taxidermy with A Field Guide

My sister has a penchant for deciding that we are going to experience “sister bonding” whilst doing things I detest. This year she begged and begged until I finally agreed to accompany her to a Anthromorphic taxidermy class. Anthromorphic taxidermy is the stuffing and preserving of animals whilst giving them actions, accessories, or characteristics from […]

Emily’s Adventures in Banksy’s Dismaland

Banksy’s Dismaland has been the subject of much hype in the art world. It’s effectively an “anti-Disney” theme park in which themes of capitalism and ironic commentary on society run riot throughout a carefully curated selection of both gaudy and subtly clever artwork. This bleak theme park is perfectly situated in a derelict and abandoned […]

The Drowned Man and the Artist’s Response

Recently, Immersive theatre Maestros Punchdrunk put on a hell of a show in London. They took over an abandoned firehouse in Paddington to build a complex, vast and detailed set to bring Woyzeck, a tale of jealously and betrayal, to life as The Drowned Man. I went to the show twice and loved it both […]

Where The Party At? – Digitally Drawn Wedding Introductions

Recently my best friend got married. It was a day of incredible joy, love and laughter. It was also, for me, a joyous exercise in lending my designing hands to my friend’s special day. The bride had found an example of an illustrated guide to a bridal party on Pinterest, and asked if I could […]

Excellent Women – Life Drawing at the Women of the World Festival

Here are some sketches from when my darling friend Clare dragged along for a life-drawing class at the Southbank Centre’s Women of the World Festival– but this wasn’t just your average life drawing class. It was an incredible tribute to the female body and mind. The women posing in the group were a wonderful mix to […]