The world that is featured in my artworks had its naissance in my third year in college. Its first and primary inspiration was the Hayao Miyazaki film (and manga) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, a story of a world 1000 years from now where mankind has so badly polluted the planet that it produces a toxic jungle which makes the air unbreathable save with the aid of a gas-mask. Since its birth the world I began building has grown well beyond its original inspiration. It has incorporated numerous influences, expanded its scope, and has become thoroughly unwieldy and badly in need of a continuity supervisor.
For the most part this world exists within the confines of my mind. It is peopled with characters, nations, corporations and creatures, many of which have never been put to paper (or card, or MDF). My artworks give an ever expanding glimpse into this world, allowing each viewer to build their own picture.
Each of the artworks below form part of that picture. They are not connected by a specific theme or format, and may have featured in one or more exhibitions. Some were created for specific exhibitions, while others were ideas that I simply felt I needed to put down in one medium or another. Some may one day evolve into projects or series of their own. For now, they are stand-alone artworks…