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  • Image 1 My impression of the finished artwork
  • Image 2 An example of a cartoon drawing for the comic
  • Image 3 Detail 1 of the how the cloth inside the work will appear
  • Image 4 Detail 2 of the how the cloth inside the work will appear
  • Image 5 Detail 3 of the how the cloth inside the work will appear
  • Image 6 Detail 6 of the how the cloth inside the work will appear
  • Image 7 Detail 5 of the how the cloth inside the work will appear

You’ve Got Guts!

The wonder of the human gut (We all have one!)

You’ve Got Guts! Is an immersive installation, which will give the audience the sensation of being on a journey inside the human gut. Along the way they will experience the beauty complexity and the dark side of their own digestive system. The installation will be supported by a comic book story of the adventures of a piece of food as it travels on its journey throughout the length of the gastrointestinal tract from ingestion to egestion.

I have had a practice as a fine artist and cartoonist in London since finishing my MA in New Mexico, USA in 1980. I have exhibited my fine art work widely and have worked on public works of art for South Bank University and Peckham Library. I did a regular cartoon strip for The Sun newspaper in the eighties and for seven years was the editorial cartoonist for New Humanist Magazine. In 2015 I completed an MRES at Birkbeck in order to explore the possibilities of developing a research based art practice. Since July 2015 I have been a cartoonist in residence at UCL Division of Medicine.