I am English, Irish and Scotish born in Germany. I have always been in love with action and horror movies, the macabre ghosts, dark side of life.
My aunt fueled my imagination with her love of horror movies. Every time we went over to see them she would have a “Freddy” film on, and it scared me (as I was really young) so I would sit on the stairs, but I could hear the sounds.
I had all these images in my brain that terrified me, but also interested me more and more, so eventually I started to watch them and really got into horror films and always wanted to be in the “special fx” business doing nothing but HORROR.
Ever since I was a child I have been creating art. When I was young I used to make things out of cardboard, used to draw scenes from action and horror movies.
The last few years I have been painting and drawing, but more into making 3D creations like my ABC Warrior from JUDGE DREDD
It’s 7 ft tall. I made it out of broom sticks for legs, and back tape and cardboard for the body. I re-built it 3 times, but in the end it just kept falling apart, so I kept the head and lower arms.
Then I made my A L I E N head from cardboard pva glue, tissue paper, cling film and tape. It was a bit too big but I thought it was good that melted in a hot summer. Also around that time I made a few masks – nothing special, but huge sentimental value.
I have always loved masks but I have been mostly drawing. It was only the last 3 years or so that I have been sculpting masks. I never thought I would be any good untill I sculpted this small spear like thing with twisted demon faces that blurred into one another that I thought I’d be any good at it.
I just kept staring at it looked like something out of HELLRAISER that night. I had really bad dreams and the next day I destroyed it.
Then I started to sculpt my LEATHERFACE mask.
I uploaded my work to my DeviantArt profile and people really liked it once it was finished.
I had really good response from it, I realized that I could make more mask’s and should try new things. That’s when I started making SLIPKNOT masks.
I could only work with the materials I had at the time, compared to my latest masks they weren’t very good at all but people still loved them.
Youtube was a great way to show my work and my progress. It was that and my SLIPKNOT masks that got the attention.
That attention gave me the confidence to try harder and make more things that I love into real 3D pieces of art.
My mask’s were improving more and more. Then when I got in touch with mouldlife.co.uk I really started to get somewhere I knew what I wanted my mask’s to look and just “be.”
I talked to mouldlife and they gave me the materials. It was a massive boost to me and my ability to make better and better masks.