I studied neuroscience at university. I got to hold a human brain on a few occasions, which considering how valuable human specimens are, was a serious privilege.
It’s bizarre to think when you’re holding a squishy lump of brain, which basically feels a lot like a giant mushroom, that this here lump of meat was once a human being…with a head full of love and pain and thoughts about people and television and maybe ‘what’s for dinner’.
After the first session, I spent the next couple of days wanting to go up to random strangers and say “Your head is full of meat, grey meat! Did you know!!?… MEAT!!!”
I didn’t. But I wanted to.
Anonymous asked: Wow, i really like your artwork. where do you get your inspiration from?!
Hey, Thank you :)
Honestly, I don’t know. I’m not a formally trained illustrator. I gave up my art education at 16 to study science.
Most of the illustrators I love have come through art schools and seem to have trains of thought and properly developed styles, they also have neat ‘artistic statements’ that tell you what they’re trying to convey.
I don’t have any of that, nobody ever taught me how to work like that…but then I’m not trying to make a living at this, so maybe it doesn’t matter.
I just think the world is a gorgeous, amazing, scary, wonderous place…and sometimes when I’m listening to a beautiful song, or I’m doing something totally mundane, an image pops into my head that I think reflects something interesting in the world, so I go and draw it.
I don’t make much money at art, and I doubt I’ll ever be famous. I’m just a human on a rock, drawing pictures for other humans, because against all the odds of time and space, we happen to be here, existing.