There is more to people than meets the eye. Each person has their own desires, passions, secrets, pressures, worries and fears, which they carry around with them like a weight. For some people, life can be a struggle. These people tend to carry more weight than others. This is a very personal piece that I feel can be related to by most. The dry barren landscape is cracked, the subject is held back by tree roots and hands emerging from the floor, he’s anchored to the moon, and the amount of stuff he’s carrying is overwhelming. He’s forced to carry on living the rat race, earning just enough money to get by. In our societies today, many people are trapped by the need to earn money in line with the ever-rising cost of living, and are unable to fulfil their true potential as human beings.
I feel that I merit attention because I like to create work that tells a story people can identify with, and I pride myself on my imagination and attention to detail. Every line in every piece is thought about. All my work is hand drawn; illustrating the personal relationship between an artist, their imagination, and the canvas they choose to communicate their thoughts and feelings on. In this increasingly digital age where art is fast becoming a commodity, I think it’s important for us to also protect the authenticity, rawness, and personal nature of hand drawn art.