‘I Want The One I Can’t Have’
Acrylic and Spray Paint on Plywood 50 cm x 50 cm
Painted Last Year…/. Possibly The Most Important Painting Of My Life./…/.
Tomorrow i am set to separate the love birds.. . potentially forever. /. It’s there last night together in the warmth./. They are saying their farewells and enjoying what time is left.
There’s every chance this won’t last forever../. there’s every chance they were meant to be together.. /. I hope those who find them feel the same.. /.
This weekend it was Upfest 2013, last year i traveled alone and met a great bunch of people and I had an amazing time. This year was different, I had a partner in crime and this years festival was all the better for it, we met more fantastic people, created and absorbed some amazing art and drank a lot of drink. /. / . ///. She also contributed on both pieces by writing all the Japanese for me. /. Theres so many pictures so first im just going to show you the piece i did for the festival../.
This piece was created in 3hours using Spray Paint, Acrylic and Poscas.. / /. 6ft x 8ft Plywood
“Suicide Bombers: The Lovers”
This is probably one of the most important paintings i will do this year and i didn’t even realize it till it was done.. . . //..
Painted on my favorite materials on old crate lid from japan left over from when i lived in Romsey.
‘Piece By Piece I Will Give My Love Away Until There Is Nothing Left’
Acrylic,spray and Posca on Crate Lid 80 cm x 120 approx
‘Try Talk To Her’ Acrylic on Reclaimed Crate 85 x 75 cm
A woman named only as ‘Miss Li’ was broadcast all over the world and immortalised forever because of a series of incredible events and people. Dressed in her wedding gown, 22 year-old college student Miss Li, sat crying on the window ledge of her apartment, a building in Changchun city this may. She was threatening to jump out of the seventh-floor window in Northeast China after her fiancé ended their relationship days before their wedding,saying she could not live with the fact that her fiancé had left her and married another woman just days before their wedding. Police called the distressed bride-to-be’s mother and other relatives after she dropped her bag containing her mobile phone from the building. While the streets were flooding with people and all cameras were pointed at her on the worst moment of her life, she made the decision to end it there and leaped from the ledge.. . .
But, She was grabbed by community officer Guo Zhongfan who was trying to coax her down from inside the apartment, He held her by her neck and arms as she dangled above the street as the terrified onlookers could do little else but hold their breath. Amazingly Miss Li was pulled to safty with the aid of another man in the apartment below.
This truly incredible story, the images and emotions that go with it will stay with me forever…. Such delicate feelings trampled, such heroic bravery displayed and such incredible selfishness and lack of foresight . . . .an utterly utterly desperate state of affairs… . … . . . /.
‘Study Of Miss Li’ Acrylic and Labels on Card
Policemen and relatives were unable to contact Li’s former fiancé by phone.. .. . .. . . /