The making of ‘You Blow Me Away’
As one of my more ambitious pieces I thought I’d open with a behind the scenes look at how my recent collaboration with photographer Jason Tozer was created.
I conceived the piece towards the end of last year and set about looking for photographers who might be able to help me realise it. Jason appeared to be the go-to man for breaking things beautifully so I dropped him a line proposing we get together. We reasoned it could be a beautiful thing but, with no real reason to make it happen, decided to let it be for the meantime. Then, in January, I was approached by the organisers of The Art Mosh – a traveling exhibition in it’s second year who wanted me to create 10 new pieces for the end of March. Suddenly I had my reason…
We got the guys over at K2 to screen print my typography onto 20 sheets of 7mm glass. Jason put up the studio and lighting hire and we holed ourselves up in his Old St studio and broke glass for a few hours. I was delighted with the results. The images, whilst at once kinetic and exciting, are also studies in the boundaries of legibility as we managed to capture the glass at various stages of destruction.
I hope you like.