I was recently asked to create a collage for a special benefit auction in London for the Amy Winehouse Foundation. Organized by Zebra One Gallery, the auction will take place September 13 at the Century Club in Soho. All proceeds will go toward helping with the foundation’s mission of supporting and empowering children and young adults in need through music therapy and music education and working to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people.
I was obsessed with the Back to Black album when it came out and was fortunate enough to get to see Amy live on her US Tour in 2007 so I am very honored to be a part of this event and to donate this piece to such a worthy cause.
cut paper collage on paper
the original is 12″ x 15.5″
Created May 2016 for Cults of Life zine #5 – which is out now and available here. The whole zine is beautifully put together and features work from 21 different artist from around the world. Please support independent publishing and pick one up.
I was stoked to find a few copies of the new Seafang 7″ single (which I did the cover for) waiting for me in the mailbox this morning. As some of you know, I go way back with Elephant Stone Records as they put out both releases from my former band, The Situation. To be honest, our band never really came through for the label as we disintegrated a few short months after finally releasing our debut LP, which Ben had to borrow money for to pay for the mixing and pressing. Between the financial strain and just the general sorry state of the music industry, the label went into hibernation sometime around 2007 so I was very excited when I heard that they were putting something out in 2016 and was sincerely honored to be asked to create the artwork for the record. Ben and Bella are the real deal, true believers in the spirit of rock and roll, and I owe them a lot. Much respect to both of them.
The Seafang single is great but don’t take my word for it – check out the tunes here. If you dig indie pop like The Primitives, Shop Assistants, JAMC, Best Coast, etc, then be sure to pick one up. The record officially drops July 29th.