This is Sean. He’s a fairly wry and humorous guy, urbane within reason and quite intelligent. I met Sean several years ago at a rock club. Our bands (he was actually in two) played frequent shows together, many of whose flyers I made. Eventually Sean asked me to do the cover art for one of his bands album’s…and I did, since I was a fan of the music, like making shit, and there was a little money in it. These days Sean is some kind of writer or something and he’s pretty good at it too. Seeing that his livelihood depends on literacy it is congruous that he acquire Secret Code No. 19 (Whatever, Just Fucking Read).
Die Schwangere Hexe Sitzt und Liest (Title Page), 2011 30.5cm x 30.5 cm graphite on 65lb paper
This is the title page to a 15 page book for small impressionable people.
These Books Are Full of Lies, 2010 50.5cm x 40.5 cm acrylic on canvas
Some people are full of lies and sometimes those people write books full of those lies. It’s important to discern, both with people and books, which ones are fraudulent.
Secret Code No. 19 (Whatever, Just Fucking Read), 2011
White Doors (sketch v3), 2011 48cm x 31.5cm
Secret Code No. 4, (2005)
Books are my most frequently occurring symbol. They may be used with slight contextual variations but the core is always knowledge/information-whether it be historical, scientific, procedural, instructional, mythological, anecdotal, psychic, philosophical, visual, etc.