I’ve been drawing on magazines longer than I’ve been drawing on blank sheets of paper.
Growing up in my parent’s hair salons, I was often bored. To fight off boredom, I’d draw on the hair and beauty magazines. This act got me into trouble every weekend. Customers would flick through the pages to find my biro (ballpoint pen) drawn eye patch over a model’s face or discover my warped version of Sonic the Hedgehog, scrawled over a cigarette ad.
This collection of work is from a four-year period. Now, with my traveling for film work, I always try to find vintage magazines that offer new images for me to manipulate and re-contextualize.
Each piece is typically layered with multiple coded messages from my stream of consciousness. Sometimes, it stems from my need to simply get something off my chest, scatter information or send a message without being preachy. And then, sometimes, I just want to draw a dick.