Many years back, when our art collective first moved into Vault Artist Studios, I made this street art piece for our first big art festival.
Afterwards I had quite a few inquiries about turning this piece into a painting or screen print but I knew that it would never work in the form I had created it so hid the idea in the back of my head for a later date.
Recently I started work on an experimental sculpture exhibition called What’s He Building in There and the first piece I created for it was a large painting on canvas of the Forbidden Emoji piece.
From there it was a bit of a hop-skip-n-jump to actually getting around to creating a screen print but with a bit of paint sweat and swears I got there in the end.
This is the first proper editioned screen print that I have created in quite a while and am really happy with the outcome even though the process took a few more years than it probably should have done.
For more details on this piece head over to https://www.leoboyd.com/product/the-forbidden-emoji/
And for more information on the What’s He Building in There exhibition head over to https://www.leoboyd.com/2022/05/whats-he-building-in-there-2/