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Skin Abstract Series I – X and The Handler Series I – X (both 2015). Indian Ink on Fabriano Rosaspina. 70x100cm.

Works in this series take their inspiration from my grandfather’s scrapbook, a large collection of newspaper clippings, press images and articles about reptiles that he collected during his 60 year-long career as a snake man. The dot-matrix drawings take their queue from the newspaper clippings from which they are derived. Press photographs scanned at a high resolution and enlarged. Comprising of thousands of tiny dots, the images are then are  rendered by hand in ink, taking up to 20 hours each to complete.

This series was exhibited as part of my third solo exhibition, Snake Man, which took place at SMITH Gallery. 19 November 2015 –  9 January 2016.