This illustration was an idea from the story Orpheus’s journey to the Underworld. This print shows Hades; the King of the Dead. The wraps covering his face are an interpretation Helm of Darkness given to Hades by the Cyclops in the war against the Titans. The helmet allows the wearer to conceal his true nature ‘the helmet of Pluto, which maketh the politic man go invisible, is secrecy in the counsel, and celerity in the execution.’
This series of illustrations is inspired by the Kubler Ross Model of the ‘Stages of Grief’. These bleach paintings explore how different emotions transform and twist these figures into completely different objects. Each of these paintings explores buddhist iconography, meditation poses and Mudras (Buddhist gestures). These illustrations are a strange blend of both the South East Asian style and also the Gothic Style, and finds comparative elements in both styles. Exhibited in ‘LOST IN THE SHADOWS’ 2017
These illustrations are based on the characters from Garth Nix’s series of books; ‘The Keys to the Kingdom’. Each of these characters has their own themes and motifs in their aesthetic look based around the world that they rule, and the sin that the character is driven by. Each character is based upon an allegorical story which influences the separate books that they all feature within. All of these illustrations take inspiration from Hendrick Goltzius’s renaissance chiaroscuro woodcuts, but also individually inspired by master painters.