Sabotage (A Beastie Boys tribute)
Four years ago I started this piece (3 times). It was the most challenging piece of work I had done to that point. The detail in the chain was more like sadomasochism. I got 20 hours into one version and 35 hours into the second and they weren’t right and found their way to the scrap paper pile (to the horror of bystanders) the finished version took NINETY HOURS to complete using a rotring isograph 0.10 technical drawing pen using black ink only, using crosshatching and stippling to build layer over layer to get the effect I’m after. When you get close in you can see every line and dot that went into this piece.
It’s on display at my London studio for viewings. It’s taken four years to bring myself to sell it. “Sabotage” beastie boys tribute is a one off original no prints will ever be made of this piece. Dimensions are. 100x76 cms.