Saturday, 26 November 2016

Cloudbusting

The Kate Bush Cloudbusting video (1985) is about Wilhelm Reich, his son Peter and the invention of Orgone Accumulators which he hoped could make rain. It featured Kate Bush in a dodgy wig and Donald Sutherland as the inventor father, Wilhelm.Not being aware of the back story back in the eighties, I imagined  there was more to the video than we were being told.
The mechanical invention seems to work but fails, only to be resurrected through the flesh of his child, just in the nick of time. The psychic desire to control the elements passed down through the fathers genes (a sub plot involving him hiding the identity of his daughter from the Men from the Ministry is in there too). Desperate to save her Dad, Kate channels her mutant powers and hurls a thunderbolt at the speeding black car.


Sunday, 13 November 2016

Illustration Time


I have been busy with ad agency deadlines all week and finally this evening, got around to colouring my illustration for Save Our Souls magazine. It will support an article about ash dieback written by Charlotte Dixon in issue 3 (out early December 2016).