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Popshot Magazine

Back in May Art in the Underbelly and Popshot Magazine bashed heads for a Art in the Underbelly’s 2nd birthday. To celebrate the occasion I was asked to illustrate a poem.  The poem is about the excuses we make to not assert ourselves, when the only thing that is stopping us is self-belief.

The man who was just a head
By Jess Little

I’m not one to make excuses
Said the man who was just a head
But I can’t stand up for myself
As I don’t have any legs

I’d raise objections freely
If i had an arm or two
But my cranial formation
Devalues my point of view

Without feet or ankles
I can’t dig my feels in
I cannot stick my neck out
As I stop below the chin

No bones to be found here
Never mind ones of contention
I’ve no stomach for a conflict
No guts for confrontation

If i were more than simple skull
Perhaps I’d be headstrong
With fingers I could point out when
Others were in the wrong.

Grow a pair is what they say
But then the question begs:
Where would I keep them,
Between my non-existent legs?

But he knew as well as i did
This man who was just a head
Strength comes not from the body
But from the mind instead.


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Art in the Underbelly

I was invited down to my home town of Norwich to collaborate with Street Artist As One to create some art for the walls of The Rumsey Wells. This is something that i love doing and enjoy the challenge of working with new people. We met for the first time the day of painting and after 2 this is what we created. A room inspired by the god ‘Odin’  and mythologies. Great Times!

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