How many images are hidden in each artwork?
Each artwork has anywhere between 15 and 150 hidden images hidden within.
Why do you choose to hide images in your art?
Deep down, I am both an artist and a story teller. I find that in every art work I have created, the main subject has a history longing to be explored. Through the inclusion of other images the story develops and multiple facets of the subject matter come to light.
How do you pick which images to create?
I gravitate to images, people and cultural phenomenon’s that I find inspiring, exciting and often are influential to society and/or their art form. I also respond to requests for images that people relate to and admire. These are sometimes homages to those that have left us. The artwork allows a continued connection.
How long does it take to make each artwork?
The time involved with each piece varies significantly depending largely on the complexity of the hidden imagery. It generally takes a few weeks, sometimes months, to create each piece.
Where do your hidden images come from?
Images are sourced from all over the place - online, magazines, album covers, movies, photographs etc. When working on a commission piece many of the images are given to me by the client.
Do you do commission pieces?
I produce both personal and corporate commissions. These are often portraits of people or pets, complex landscapes or cityscapes with lots of hidden imagery that relate to the person or subject matter. Take a look at my Commissions page
Where do you source your papers and other materials from?
My paper collection is sourced worldwide, sometimes handmade and produced in Europe, India, Japan, Australia and the US. Specialty art supply stores are an amazing resource. Used book stores and garage sales can also unearth vintage treasures.
How many pieces of paper are in each artwork?
There are anywhere from 200 to around 4,000 pieces of hand cut paper in any one of my artworks. Each artwork is also between 2 and 15 layers deep.
Will the work last as long as a traditional painting?
Yes. I use only the best glues and sealants and the base is birch panel which will outlast most canvases.