18 October 2007


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.

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