Academics, historians, archaelogists, all of them - they struggled for years to uncover the true facts behind the work of this artist. Who was the person behind these remarkable works that were beloved by fans and valued by clients all over the world? Who was the genius behind the mask? A conference was held in which experts debated possible theories - could their talent have been explained by the fact that they were secretly a collective? Or a front for an underground sweatshop? Or perhaps they were bestowed with imagemaking powers as their home planet crumbled to pieces and they were sent to earth to keep us safe, with pictures? These were all possible. Then there was the other guy, in the corner, who suggested that maybe they just didn't give us a bio. He was laughed out of the room, and the rest of the experts met in the bar for drinks.
Place of Birth:
Currently Living in:
Train, bus, bike, or other:
I prefer to walk if I can.
What's the most important object in your studio?
Imagination + drive.
Paper or Plastic?
Paper - naturally!
If you could resurrect one no longer living person to have lunch with, knowing you will have to return them to the grave right after coffee, who would it be?
A Upper Palaeolithic cave artist - I doubt we could cross the communication divide before coffee however, so failing that, Admiral Lord Nelson?
Preferred method of dealing with an encounter with an acquaintance whose name you can't remember.
I always ask their name again and then rhyme it with something to hep me remember.
Why don't you flip the tortoise over, Leon?
I just had the strangest dream about electric sheep...
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Probably less than a woodpecker pecks when a wood pecker does peck wood.
Favourite client so far?
I think it has been the creative collaborations that have the been the most rewarding.
Favourite imaginary client?
How does your mother describe your profession?
"He makes objects out of paper."
Coffee or tea?
What's your earliest drawing memory?
It is more a memory of building something rather than drawing.
How do you prefer to spend your mornings?
That all depends if I have a pressing deadline or not.
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