Childish Things

Ask anyone who knows me and they will tell you I am a big kid.  I make no excuse for it, why should I.  As children we see the world in a different way; there are animals in the clouds, monsters under the bed and the moon could very possibly be made of cheese.  We are filled with a sense of wonder at the world around us.  As adults we lose this.  We become jaded and sceptical, where once we saw magic, we now see mere illusion.  Our fear of monsters under the bed gets replaced by fear of war, fear of dying, fear of bills.  In fact many of us become fearful of everything.

 

How does this happen? When do we “grow up”?  Is it natural that we lose our excitement and interest in the seemingly ordinary or is it a choice we make?

Childish Things seeks to explore the world in a child like way. The images are created as a response to talking to young children about the world around them and from remembering my own childhood.  I hope the images make people smile and remember a little of the wonder the world used to hold (even the scary bits).

 

living with monsters fridge sizeLiving With Demons (2014) (part of Fab Fridge (FAB) 2014)

In-plane-flightThe Wonder of Flight (2012)

bug-hotel

 Bug Hotel (2013)

natural-archBeautiful Dream (2011)

rocket-moonFly me to the Moon (2012)

this-garden

 Lost (2011)

 Attack of the Giant Jellyfish (2011)

green-girl

Green Girl (2011)

deer-bird

Deer Bird (2013)

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Flying Dub (2011)