Here’s an ambitious final project from recent Kingston University graduate, Tom Clohosy Cole. It was presented as a large, satirical life insurance agency installation, together with screen printed posters and a screen printed concertina book. The project was about our need for safety from unseen, lurking danger, and what we are led to believe we must do to attain it. Here’s a look and a little more from him about his process.
A pic of one of Tom’s favourite places is at the end of the post.
I am an illustrator currently based in London, recently graduated from Kingston University Illustration & Animation. I have found that there are 3 areas of illustration that drive my want to make new work and challenge new projects; they are idea generation/problem solving, production of the work and the print process.
My working processes are heavily lead by these three stages. Once arriving at a solution that communicates, I compose my image, designing and drawing out my imagery in layers using a range of mixed media before it is compiled digitally. I try to ensure that my final outcome is always taken to print, for me there is nothing more rewarding than seeing an edition of hard worked prints finished and drying.
© Tom Clohosy Cole, 2011.