Tim McDonagh, Shoes Amongst Grass
We touched on some of Tim McDonagh’s new pieces yesterday, but today you can start to see just how much we’re talking about. Prints. On. Prints.
Tim McDonagh, Mickey’s Girl
And to continue the themes from yesterday, these pieces are both totally unpredictable regarding subject (a bird, shoes, a scary girl, a shark) and packed with the layers of detail that make Tim’s work instantly recognizable. It’s something we talked about at some length all the way back in April:
TTP: I think the thing that gets me about your stuff is this foreground/background thing. There are these subjects that are sometimes front and center, sometimes not, but there’s always another level – a detailed background, a bottom half…it’s something MORE underneath it all.
TTP: More layers.
TTP: I don’t really have a question to follow this up with. I’m just throwing it out there.
Tim: It’s nice that you picked up on that, yeah things just kind of developed in that direction and I’ve found it a really comfortable way to build an image. I like just adding and adding to an image until I’m happy with it really. Recently though I’ve been trying to cut down sometimes and go slightly more stripped back with my images.
TTP: Right I mean how do you know when to stop? When it’s “done” – whatever that means.
Tim: I think it might be a confidence thing, the need to just fill it up with as much as I can so people will at the very least say, “That must’ve taken ages” but as I’ve worked for more clients and find a bit more confidence I can sometimes find a more appropriate place to stop cramming.
You can read the rest of that interview/chat here.
Tim McDonagh, King of the Fishers
And the rest of Tim’s TTP collection is here.