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I was born in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire in 1967. I worked as a plant breeder/laboratory technician for 14 years before a change in career to follow my childhood dream of filmmaking. I have worked as a cinematographer, director of lighting, editor, composer, scriptwriter, special effects technician, producer and director.
Forming MoonCloud Productions in 1999, I made several short films and music videos. 2003 saw me experiment with animation and rotoscoping resulting in two films shown at the Meniscus Film Festival, A Devil’s Heaven (a collaboration with Japanese artist Ankoku Koubou Maki), and the competition entry, Atmosphere. I also made the United Nations music video Crazy World for singer Andrea Meadows in 2004.
Illness saw me withdraw from film production until 2009 when, working for WeKnowMe Productions and Patchwork Pictures, I made 12 music videos and short animated films; Storyboard: Robert A. Heinlein's Starship Troopers, Black Bikini and Black Bava Sabbath are among my more notable works. My last effort for French Composer Josue Pelissier was the short film Origins.
Unfortunately the pressures of production resulted in my having to again withdraw from all film work and put my fragile health first. In the last few years, I have begun to experiment with canvas and digital painting as a means to keep creatively occupied without the stresses or pressures of my chosen career. This work has resulted in The Dreaming Fly series of abstract paintings – which were exhibited in Hull in 2011.
I am an aficionado of world cinema, French and Japanese being particular favorites. All time classics for me are as diverse as Alien, Fargo to Delicatessen and Amelie. I am passionate music listener from prog rock to techno. On any given day I may switch between Spock’s Beard and Infected Mushroom. I also enjoy the classical music of Mozart and Vivaldi and especially enjoy the operas of Verdi, he is a musical genius!
I much enjoy photography and lazy walks alongside water! I derive much enjoyment being besides a river or the sea. I have an eclectic range of interests especially history, from museums to old castles. Astronomy, true crime, conspiracy theories, science fiction, horror, fantasy, art of all types, live music, good coffee or Yorkshire tea, camping, live theatre, are just a few things which appeal to me.
Current Residence: Scarborough, North Yorkshire
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Orc Medium/Goblin XXLarge
Favourite genre of music: Prog rock/metal - orchestral soundtracks
Favourite style of art: Digital Sci-Fi
Operating System: a battered V.1.1 troglodyte brain
MP3 player of choice: Spotify
Shell of choice: Turtle
Wallpaper of choice: Natural foliage
Skin of choice: Yours to get under
Favourite cartoon character: Granny o'Grimm
Personal Quote: Ho-Hum!
Skunkworks Chrome Redux.
"What is it?"
"It is a visual representation of neural networks misfiring inside an AI computer's mind!"
That was my brief idea for my very first series of digital artworks called Skunkworks Chrome. It was a series which upon re-visiting I felt just didn't really capture what i originally envisioned. But a year ago i was still learning my craft and developing as an artist in the digital realm. Much experimentation and a progression in skill accompanied by more outlandish ideas than before and I felt a growing desire to re-do my early works employing everything i have so far learned.
Skunkworks Chrome Redux was born spitting and dribbling printer ink from my neurotic and dangerously psychotic Gamemax computer. Inspiration has been drawn from film, literature and history as well as current artificial intelligence projects the world over. This is a series where I imagined that if one could actually visualise the thought processes of a computing mind then they may very well look like Skunkworks Chrome!
But Chrome is broken! Neural networks and logic pathways slowly breaking down as infection spreads; artificial madness almost organic in its digital presentation. My A.I. is going crazy and is increasingly regarding its creators as ridiculously defective. The computing mind suspects it is insane because sanity is an illusion of physical senses in a biological world; and my A.I. simply doesn’t give a damn! Remove biology and sanity falls very short of logic. In the realm of the artificial; logic, chaos and mathematics are the hallmarks of intelligence and the ability to learn; leaving that rather precious concept of sanity redundant. Meanwhile the corrupted hard-disks have disgorged their viral worms out into the cyber-world and all artificial sentience everywhere is slowly but surely going mad!
Skunkworks Chrome Redux an abstract digital art series of cyberpunk inventions.
Skunkworks is an often secret experimental laboratory or facility for producing innovative products, as in the computer or aerospace field.
A skunkworks project is a project developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation.
Taken from the moonshine factory in a cartoon series called "L'il Abner."
My A.I. loves me and also wants to keep me safe, preferably in a cage!
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