Mar 30 2011

Just a reminder

Friday sees the opening of my solo show in Bath UK, at Ik’sentrik
Private view 5pm to 6pm. Open to the public 6pm to 10pm.
Other details below. (click to enbiggen!)

Mar 26 2011

Toys Help Us (Aid for Japan)

The Awesome Shinji of Tomenosuke in Japan has organised the “Toys Help Us” project to raise money for the troubled people of Japan.

Artists from around the globe have submitted rare or special toys to be sold to raise funds.
Check out the details here :  Toys Help us (you will need an online translator as its in Japanese.)
I have put up one of a kind factory paint sample of my Stephan LePodd toy.

It was a test at a colourway which was abandoned. His eye rims are white and parts of his boiler have a nice metallic blue tone.
His eyes and cravat are emerald green.
This is the only one of its kind in the world.

Contact Shinji if you are interested in the piece. And keep an eye on his blog to see all the splendid stuff from all the great artists who have donated.

Mar 25 2011

Arbuthnot Wince – The Poisoner –

Arbuthnot Wince  – The Poisoner –

It was originally supposed that Mechtorians could not be harmed by the effects of poison due to their mechanical nature. However Arbuthnot accidentally discovered the unusual side effects from application of small amounts of toxic venom distilled from the spittle of his pet, an indigenous beast he called Rupture. He discovered that his unsuspecting fellow robots could indeed be paralysed for prolonged periods of time. So like the state of death was this paralysis that he was concerned his victims would be buried or dismantled in error. He continues to research and stockpile poisons for his own entertainment. One day he may even use them…

Customised Lizzy & Junior figure by Brandt Peters and Kathie Olivas, Circus Posterus.
Polyester, Epoxy, ABS, Vinyl, Glass, Lead, Gold, RoseWood, Copper, Found Objects.
26.5″ tall

From my solo show opening at Ik’sentrik in Bath on the 1st April.

Mar 23 2011

Who is this who is coming?

Mar 15 2011

Mechtorian Factory

One of the drawings from my upcoming solo show at Iksentrik in Bath next month.
Yes there are going to be a pile of ink drawings. Including the most complex peices I have done to date.

18″ x 22″ framed
11″ x 16″ image
Ink on heavy watercolour paper.
Window mounted with ivory board in a swept walnut frame.

Mechtorian factory ink drawing by Doktor A.

Mechtorian factory ink drawing by Doktor A.

Mar 8 2011

Amnesia Primm

Poor Amnesia has no short term memory. She simple cannot afford it. Unfortunately she does not remember this fact. This sadly leads to terrible bouts of paranoia. She is convinced that someone else is living in her house with her, though she has never actually seen them. Things change position without her recalling moving them. Food is eaten when she is out of the room and her books and letters rearrange themselves on the shelves. She has taken to locking each and every door as she leaves the room in an attempt  to hinder the interloper. However keeping track of all the different keys is extremely taxing.

ABS, Brass, Vinyl, Lead, Paper, Copper, Rubber, Steel, Silver, Found Objects.

From the upcoming Tarnished Daydreams show.

Mar 7 2011


The Steam Locomotive Perambulator
One of Stephan LePodd’s adventuring machines. Over the years Stephan has commissioned various vehicles and contraptions to aid his speculative travels around the planet. From flying platforms to burrowing torpedoes. This slightly egotistical creation is mostly used around the city on high days and holidays.

Customised Mechtorian toys by Mindstyle.
Vinyl, Lead, ABS, Paper, Brass, Copper, Rubber, Steel, Wood’ Bamboo, Found Objects.

For the Tarnished Daydreams show.

Mar 3 2011

Denton Snark….

Denton Snark
Head of museum security, Denton was initially hired for his fearsome visage. A soft-spoken and genteel character in reality, his frightening dental work has proven a useful visual deterrent to would be trouble makers. Though he is proud of his office he is still a little self conscious of his appearance.

Customised “Benny” toy designed by Kathie Ovivas.
Vinyl, Lead, Acrylic, Copper, Rubber, Steel, Polymer Clay, Found Objects.

From the upcoming Tarnished Dreams show at Iksentrik.

Mar 2 2011

When Mechtorians Attack!

I was invited by the splendid people over at Killer Targets to create a design for their ongoing series of horror character shootables.
Previously all their designs were created by the awesome Dave Cook but they are branching out this year with an artist series of targets.

Mechtorian shooting target

Mine should be available soon from their website. So keep on checking back or look them up on FaceBook.