An ongoing project with Cat Rabbit.
Each mascot supports a particular feeling/mood/anxiety produced by modern living and the human condition. Held in an (as yet) imaginary expo of mascots, these characters inhabit different realms of anxieties and function as a talisman to those who find the world overwhelming and confusing at times. Let’s face it, that's most of us.
Our various characters include the 'Telephant' mascot - for those of us who feel fear and dread when the phone rings, when it feels like every ping of our device is another demand on our time and attention, draining our very life force. The ‘Shy Lion’ mascot for those of us who experience agoraphobia - maybe you have actually left the house to go to a social event and are at a party talking to someone you really don’t know and wishing they were as interesting as your sleeping cat but instead they are experts at boring chit chat. The 'Heart Mechanic' mascot is also here to soothe the heart ache of existential angst and loneliness. No small feat but isn’t it nice to know a cute parrot has got your back at 2am when the world seems nothing but a relentless machine?
There is no judgement here just lots of cuddles, hand holding and waving, they are all on your side. They are the perfect size to sit on your shoulder and whisper in your ear ‘it’s gonna be ok’.
'The Illustrator' a new series of works illustrating the juggle of work and motherhood. The original image received a shortlist award in the AOI World Illustration Awards and subsequently interviewed for illustrator of the month.
Otoshimono Charactez! A world of characters being found in my mind since childhood.
Also found on instagram @ http://instagram.com/otoshimono_charactez
The lost and found exhibition is the story of Asa and Ai, two small children who run away from their homes. Although neither of them know each other they have a very special connection.
The prints were shown at No Vacancy Gallery in Melbourne in 2014. The lost and found story is also available as a set of colouring pages.
The adventures of Cyclops Rabbit and Well-Harsh carrot, a battle of the mind…my mind and the love/hate relationship I have with myself.
Love, Thieves and Fear Make Ghosts: old tales and new forms of Japanese ghosts, 15 June - July 16th at Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey, Melbourne.
In Love, Thieves and Fear Make Ghosts: old tales and new forms of Japanese ghosts, we see Innocent exploring aspects of Japanese folklore in a contemporary context with styles borrowed from the aesthetics of ukiyo-e (floating pictures). Limited edition prints accompanied alongside a video projection of found sounds an images from Japan will create echoes of eeriness heightening levels of curiosity, contemplation and connection with the viewer as they encounter ghosts of their own.
All prints available in shop.
Illustration of the letter 'P' featuring Pickles (the Welsh Cardigan Corgi and the condiment) for 'Alphabetica' fundraising exhibition December 2012.
Hand drawn type characters for website.