In 2009 Sarah Silverstein got in touch after finding my book in Whitechapel Gallery bookshop. Having looked up some of my other projects, she wanted to profile my work as part of her univerity course on contemporary illustrators. Apart from being very flattering, it was also a lot of fun so we stayed in touch. Her own work is wonderful too and so, when she agreed to join in with the Take It & Run project, I was just delighted.

What she took:

Where she ran:

I think the typography is what makes it so spectacular – how the text dictates the whole feel of the piece (rather than being just an annotation), and also the interplay of the abrupt stamped foreground with the smoother, more delicate, background pencil lines. And I love the anotomical heart too which for me does a really good job of bringing to life the brutality of it all. Thanks Sarah.

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