"Ash maybe be trash but he's talented trash...probably the best (picture) anyone's done of me...ever!" - David Hess.

"Beautiful" - Frank Henenlotter.

"I like it crazy WOW!" - Bai Ling.

"I love Ash's Arthole!" - Beatrice Manowski.

"Too European". - Archie Goodwin.

"Fucking awesome. Just awesome". - Tim Sullivan.

"I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!" - Cameron Diaz.

"Epic illustrator! Amazing!" - Natalia Tena.

"Beautiful! ...so talented ". - Asia Argento.

"Very groovy!" - Bruce Campbell.

"Brilliant and Lovely!" - Jake West.

"I love your images and illustrations...
gorgeous, amazing...so deep and cool". - Daria Nicolodi.

"You fucking rule!" -
Jen and Sylvia Soska

"Wow, what artwork! love it!"
Rachel Talalay.

"Amazing!" - Aaron Abrams.

"Ash is da man!" - Vito Trabucco.

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Can You See Me?

A portrait project featuring clients and staff of the Glasgow City Mission partially inspired by the groups reaction to Alasdair Gray's portrait of Frances Gordon who was working as a temporary typist for Glasgow museums in 1977.
Unlike traditional portrait projects tho' there are no faces, no representation of the person beyond the images showing their interests.

I was given a list of five things they enjoyed/were important to them and had to figure out how it all fitted together as a coherent piece.

The idea being that traditional portraits are label forming and labels can have negative connotations.

As an aside there's a piece here about the process of creating the work with reference to art, empathy and Autism which you may find interesting.

Or not.