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This latest graffiti work was inspired by a car crash that I saw.
Strangely I really loved the twisted metal and spilled fuel on the road
- the force behind the crash was the type of energy that I always want
to inject into my work.
This is one of the
biggest works that I have done to date. The original file size is 9720
x 6480 and the psd with all the layers comes to 1.5 gigs @ 240dpi - I
wanted to make this work massive as originally I wanted to add a lot
more detail than what is in this current version but I've been working
on it for too long now.
There comes a point if
you are truly pushing your art form where you'll have to face a moment
where you will be out gathering resource materials (photos) or
somewhere in the public eye capturing elements, and the thought will
cross your mind that if someone were to ask you at that very moment
what you were doing you'd be hard pressed to convert what you are
actually doing into words. This is what happened with the photo shoot
for this work. Errrrrr "i am taking photos of this cracked road to use
in a massive graffiti piece".
The main idea behind 'digital was to explore a contrast between old
and new. This is one of the first works where I have actually gone out
and sourced material for a design rather than just designing first and
fitting the graffiti into a scene.
With this one I
wanted to get a sense of the work wrapping around the tower and
extending into the city as if it is completely taking over the space.
What I like about this is that you will probably never see graffiti
this prominent in a space, ever. As graffiti just isn't seen in the
same light as public art or any art for that matter.
So this work continues on from 'Symptoms II using the same type of
broken lettering and compact style. The idea for this work was
obviously inspired from the band Photek but also by modern aircraft
I wanted to do a work that had the same
properties as the outside metal of a plane - clean, white and
reflective . Originally I had a design for the shape for the "o" but
changed it last minute to be an aircraft engine which I think works a
lot better as the darkness of the fan blades seems to bring out the
rest of the lettering.