18 October 2007
BYRD & BANKSY
In 2003 I made an original limited edition print containing a signature character of a girl holding balloons. It is entitled 'ladybird'.
Its an autobiographical piece relating to a childhood event.
The balloons represent hope and are a reference to overcoming adversity.
The image is covered by my artist's copyright.
Here is a well known BANKSY image containing a girl holding balloons.
It is dated 2005. I dont know the date that the stencil was first cut.
When I put Ladybird up at KATTENBAK in 2007, it was a reference to my earlier character, not a tribute to BANKSY.
The concept of a character flying suspended from a balloon is a long established tradition. See for example the original Winnie the Pooh.