In this series, I’ve combined collage on canvas with illustrations in a mock 30's style and applied these digitally to the composition.
So much of the western world is seemingly in disarray, decay and ruin, which I've reflected in the chaotic backdrops, forming a stylised pop poster wall that you might see in a modern urban area like London.
With the foreground character, I wanted to challenge the idea that "it was better in the good old days". The attitudes that are so prevalent today are nothing new, handed down like Dark Jewels from generation to generation. This is why I've included illustrations in the style that would have been familiar to our grandparents/great grandparents generations, menacing and uncomfortable, but with Disneyesque familiarity.