Thursday, February 3, 2011
Disinherited... submission for Upstart
A little darker than my usual posts I suppose. This illustration arose out of a series of doodles I've done recently against a backdrop of political, economic and social gloom. I didn't consciously set out to say anything with this, but I think the fact that the boys are all arm-less (for some reason arms just seemed wrong!) in a way expresses the sense of powerlessness people have in this country, especially in areas that didn't do so well during the so-called boom times. Anyhow, it's my submission for the Upstart initiative - the idea is that they'll print off around 500 artworks and display alongside electoral posters during the campaign. Perhaps a small smidgen of truth alongside tired out rhetoric. I'm curious to see how it works out.