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Tobacco bloom

I recently visited the ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Wellcome Trust and was very surprised to learn via a huge wall mounted infographic that the annual amount of money spent globally on the tobacco market is $625 billion as compared to $200 billion on the total illegal drug market and $825 billion on the entire pharmaceutical market (unfortunately i couldn’t find a version of the infographic image i’m talking about but have found more by same guy, David McCandlesshere.) This led me to thinking just how much the huge tobacco companies need to continue to sell us their product – and have us buy it. They have so much invested in continuing having millions of addicts that it boggles the mind.  In some twisted way this led to the creation of Tobacco Bloom. So there you have it.

‘Tobacco Bloom’ comes on either paper or my new favourite medium – slate! It seems that everything works better on slate and it just looks lovely framed (but with no glass in as it’s such a tactile surface).

Cheers

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Title: Tobacco Bloom slate (green)

Media: Screenprint and watercolour

Size: 40 x 12 cm piece of slate

£80

Title: Tobacco Bloom (Blue)

Media: Screenprint, acrylic and spraypaint

Size: A3

£40

Title: Tobacco Bloom (Pink)

Media: Screenprint, acrylic and spraypaint

Size: A3

£40