Applying for funding really puts your life in context. I have been studying for so long I don’t have any work experience to speak of.

If only job applications listed “being cute” as a requirement.

So the other day I was wearing a work apron in the shops after returning from painting a display table and I was given a job offer because I “looked like someone who makes things.”

I should wear an apron all the time.

mildthndr asked:
Your work is beautiful. Do you on use a biro pen?

Yes; I use mainly those common Bic pens (my favourite is the fine-tipped yellow one).

Thank you so much for the compliment <3

katsaw:

Carnivore Incarnate.

Part one of the Bitten triptych; a work that uses the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ fable as a rough framework to explore werewolfism as a metaphor for female puberty. Like the lupine transformation, adolescence leads to the development of androgenic hair and visible bodily change. Fertility is heralded by the menstrual cycle; whose pattern is traditionally linked with the phases of the moon. Of course, the latter is also associated with so-called ‘madness’ (anger and antisocial moods). The works investigate the development and maturation of young girls and raise questions of choice and consent, moratorium and foreclosure; but delve into the mind of the wolf as well.

I wanted there to be an overarching theme of consumption – both with food and sexually. Unfortunately I could not show every page in the book but it is littered with the detritus of kills until the sexual images begin to dominate as one pages through the work. For this reason I decided to use cut-outs to create a page-through mouth on the cover, which symbolically ‘bites’ the intended viewer upon picking up the book. After this the viewer goes into the mind of the wolf, past the surface layer of sheer hunger into the deeper levels of its consciousness as the ‘curse’ begins to take hold. The work of Angela Carter was a big influence, both in this work and my thesis. Her story “The Company of Wolves” is obviously a more sexual retelling of the Red Riding-Hood fable, and I wanted to play with that.

The Path of Needles.

Second instalment of the Bitten triptych; a work that uses the ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ fable as a rough framework to explore werewolfism as a metaphor for female puberty. Like the lupine transformation, adolescence leads to the development of androgenic hair and visible bodily change. Fertility is heralded by the menstrual cycle; whose pattern is traditionally linked with the phases of the moon. Of course, the latter is also associated with so-called ‘madness’ (anger and antisocial moods). The works investigate the development and maturation of young girls and raise questions of choice and consent, moratorium and foreclosure; but delve into the mind of the wolf as well as the ‘curse’ takes hold.

This book deals with the sexual aspects of growing up. The book opens from the middle and has a ‘girl side’ and a ‘wolf’ side.’ It is meant to look like the pages from the two sides have been removed and stitched together to create a new narrative. Needles were once seen as a sexual symbol (because they have an eye that can be threaded); and the book tries to reference some possible pathways that the girl could have taken with her sexuality — that is, being passive or proactive.

Part 1.

Comparison between initial concept doodle and final sketch.

So the forms I’m filling out asked what I’d do with endless money.

I’d emigrate to Sweden and give up on the idea of a job and just make art all day. A personal trainer who was also a circus performer in her young and reckless days would teach me Lyra hoop and wire-walking to stop my body from decomposing as I sit around drawing all the time. Periodically I’d whizz off to various exciting places and spend forever going around Natural History and Science museums, watching endless planetarium shows and sashaying through butterfly parks while eating chocolate-covered goji berries. After dumping enormous piles of money on scientists I’d have a biomechanical hand so that I could continue pole-dancing whilst also funding the creation of a fossil-fuel free method of swift transport so that my friends could fly to my forest home for midnight ambient- and prog-rock concert/picnics. I’d build a completely earth-friendly house up a tree, fill it with light and cats, and bring my best friend to live in a nearby treehouse. We would zipline to each other’s homes, cackling gleefully; and make frequent pilgrimages to Disney World.

I would also consider getting my scientist friends to clone enormous sofa-sized bunnies that could be used as furniture, but eventually abandon the idea for ethical reasons.

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♪ Drawing tiny wolves, all day long ♪ Drawing tiny wolves while I sing this song ♪

A customer’s happy prints.

Eddie Izzard and drawing with kitties turned into art party with the digsmate in our makeshift studio.

She works very big and very fast and I work so small and so slowly. She did that huge charcoal drawing from blank to done in three hours (!). I spent all day on one girl and a wolf.

Living with artists is the boss.

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