Works - Video / SketchFab
I created this work for the Final Project of my MA degree. This book is a satirical 'creature compendium' that presents modern social stereotypes through a filter of fantasy and mythology. The characters I created are representative of my experience living and working in London over the last decade. I employed augmented reality software to build a process where the reader could locate some of the characters in actual locations around London and see them come to life as animated assets on their smartphone camera. I wanted this work to be a fun way of engaging with contemporary urban space whilst harkening back to the vivid fantasy worlds of our childhood.
Works - Photos
Faerie Queenz bandanas
I had these four designs printed on a series of bandanas as an homage to the Handkerchief Code, popularised in the 20th century as a form of non-verbal communication about sexual activities in the gay community. Each design portrays an original queer mythological character comprised of various symbols that represent aspects of the modern LGBTQ+ experience.
Freedom of Choice - Little Miss Muffet
This work is an unbound book consisting of a collection of boards that depict different parts of my updated version of 'Little Miss Muffet'. The reader is directed to choose their own narrative path as they lay each board next to one another. I wanted to explore a fun and humorous way of reimagining a familiar narrative whilst asking the reader to play with the physical space that the story occupies.
The House of Haunt
This comic book tackles the theme of the disappearance of LGBTQ+ venues as a result of gentrification. I wanted to take a playful approach to a serious subject by creating a 'gay ghostbusters' narrative to pay homage to the vital queer communal spaces that have fallen to modern property development. I had the colourful ghost characters printed onto sheets of clear acetate, asking the reader to place them on top of the comic book page in order to read the whole story. This process enhances the reader's agency whilst emphasising the idea of two worlds colliding - the colourful past of queer community with the more soulless present of urban gentrification.