'a million tiny truths' is an A1 sequence created in pen & ink sourced from 3000 low resolution web images to investigate and meld the boundaries of comic, graphic, photo realistic and abstract art. The sequence explores concepts of originality, production, and reproduction and the generation of meaning in the eye, in the image, and in its reception, interpretation and transmission. The overarching subject theme is of conformity and non conformity.
The final installation was presented on 4 double sided printed A1 canvases with the original and negative images printed on either side in high gloss poster format suspended from the ceiling by wires and rotated by motor.
The pen and ink technique uses a form of pointillism or stippling. Apparently photo realistic images are made up from a combination of stark graphic slices intermixed with naturalistic shading and textures. These textures are actually made up from abstract stippled shapes. These images are simultaneously purely abstract and wholly realistic. A breakout of the details of the main images is available here. radical ant on instagram displays sequenced photographs of the gradual production of each picture.
The sequence is available in A1 (23.4 X 33.1 inches) and A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches) sizes in signed limited editions (print run of 75) with certificates of authenticity in gloss, matt, original and negative versions; as an A1 or A3 gloss poster, as a pack of postcards, or in the radical ant t-shirt range.
Acknowledgments to the photography of Alan Rasmussen, Mary Ellen Mark, Marion Schult, and anonymous.
The couple is an A1 oil pastel on paper which depicts the blank space in which a relationship exists as it is perceived from outside. The piece was placed in the top 10 of The Independent on Sunday 'Draw for Britain' competition in 2011.
Available as an A1 (23.4 x 33.1 inches) or A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches) sizes in individually signed limited edition versions with certificates of authenticity in gloss or matt formats with a print run of 75. Also available as an A1 or A3 poster in gloss or matt finishes.
Source sketches for branding ideas for radical ant drawn in pen on ink on paper - or in other words, lots of ants. Available in A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches) size as an individually signed limited edition with a print run of 75 in matt or gloss finishes.
A variety of mosaics created from the 'a million tiny truths' sequence for the radical ant website and the 2015 catalogue and part of the sequences examination of ideas of originality and production and the product.
Available in A1 (23.4 X 33.1 inches) and A3 (11.7 x 16.5 inches) sizes in individually signed limited edition versions with certificates of authenticity in gloss or matt formats with a print run of 75.
The sequence is also available as an A1 or A3 gloss poster.