Sunday, June 10, 2007

Saint Theresia of the Spheres

Saint Theresia of the Spheres

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

You burn too brightly

You burn too brightly
Sometimes the heat gets too much to bear, but still you stare transfixed.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

...and they were all yellow


This image was conceived as cover art for a birthday CD for my brother. In this portrait I fell in love with the colour yellow. The picture was taken by Dixy Sormani in Sevilla. Originally there was a yellow tile background, but the end product is more like the brilliant swirling mass of the sun. The 'angel' in the bottom right was drawn by my niece, so actually it's a family effort.

Jupiter rising

Jupiter rising

Lips ablaze with fiery kisses
Jupiter rising from the dark side of the sky
swirling mists, clouds of mystery beyond
on the threshold of discovery...

Triptych in Blue

Triptych in blue

So it's self-portrait time again. But what do you do when your webcam takes horribly low-resolution images and blurs your features? Just go wild with textures and colour shifts! the blue background suggested itself as I was tweaking the colours and I decided to go with it, it also sets of my skin tone (which is a pale white in reality).

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Enigma of the absolute

Enigma of the absolute #1

Enigma of the absolute #2

Enigma of the absolute #3

Enigma of the absolute #4
These started life as a doodle at work, but with some cutting and pasting and editing it has been transformed into something completely different, maybe even art?

Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Superhero series, part 2

Shop boy!
Of course every good super hero needs a sidekick, so luckily there's Shop boy! He's always ready to serve you and get Ultra Webmaster man! out of any tight spots. ..."You want a bag with that?"
Personally I think the logo is a bit gay.

The Superhero series, part 1

Ultra Webmaster man!

My friend Billy has hidden powers, whenever there's an emergency at work he mysteriously transforms into Ultra Webmaster man! He swoops, he soars, he comes to the rescue! Doesn't he look dashing?

What's in a face?

Mugshot #1

Mugshot #2

These are collages of several superimposed self-portraits. After doing a few that focused more on the face and consisted of many different elements I decided to do a few quick ones with a rougher feel. Then I played around with the background colours and textures.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Fry's evil twin

This is me just fooling around with an image of Fry. I think the likeness is eerie. Maybe there should be an episode of Futurama with Fry's evil twin.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

The ravages of time

The ravages of time

This image was created for the 2007 calendar, but once I finished it I felt it didn't fit in with the other images so it got left out. I still think it's interesting enough on its own. Many thanks to google for providing weird industrial imagery as well as my mother's painting for the explosion of colour. November 2006

2007 calendar

Industrial wasteland

The downfall of western society

These images were created specially for the 2007 calendar. As you can see by the mood of the pictures and their titles, they are a comment on the current turmoil in the world. Both of them contain elements of paintings made by my mother. November 2006

The resurrection of mystery

The resurrection of mystery, part 1 tryptych

The resurrection of mystery, part 2 tryptych

This artwork was originally conceived and used as sleeve art for a music collection. It represents a hermetic dream of creation and the cycle of life and death. In this form they also appeared on my calendar for 2007. October/November 2006