Best Served Hoth
About the artistArt curated by
A word from the curator:
Some things are universal!
Tell us the background of this design.
I love coffee, and enjoy tasting different coffees from exotic places. It’s hard work cultivating coffee in the arid desserts and mountains of Tatooine. Therefore, it’s an exclusive beverage and truly a gourmet product but thankfully grown in line with organic principals and to fairtrade standards.
Where are you from?
I’m from the UK, and I live on the south coast. A lovely part of the country, right on the beach but with the South Downs national park just behind us.
What do you want TeeFury fans to know about you?
I once came second in a fancy dress competition dressed as Agnetha from Abba. I made a very attractive blonde but sadly not good enough to beat Adam Ant.
What do you absolutely not want them to find out?
That I still have the outfit in my wardrobe.
Name a few of your favorite things.
Cake, shorts, flip flops and cake.
What are your feelings about summer?
Well, summer here in the UK usually only two days, and I fear we may have had the best of it already. We’ve been promised a barbeque summer but my grill has seen more rain than hot dogs and is in danger of rusting before it sees any coals.
If you were a superhero, which power would you choose?
Super Husband, and the ability to understand what the wife means and not what she said. With that skill I could conquer the world.
Dogs vs. cats: which would win the battle?
Surely it’d be cats? I’m a dog person but cats are sly. Whilst the dog may make a lot of noise and fuss, the cat will step in with the nonchalant killer swipe. Game over.
Describe your favorite shirt that you own, and why you like it so much.
It tends to change on a regular basis, but at the moment it’s 'Octo' by Molitorious a Teefury offering from a few weeks back. The details are great and the print is just awesome. I’ve picked up some very favourable comments whilst wearing it, but that could be down to my well honed physique?
Which is better, gaming, reading, or watching movies? Name your favorite title in your chosen medium.
I’d have to say reading. I’m so often disappointed with films especially ‘blockbusters’ I just don’t watch them anymore. Too much emphasis and money is put into special effects these days at the cost of story and plot in my opinion. I tend to read a lot of biographies and I’ve just finished reading ‘Mad, Bad and Dangerous to Know’ by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the archetypal British adventurer. The world is full of amazing characters and I love reading their inspiring stories. I never really got into gaming as kid. I grew up on a farm on the edge of a forest, so I spent most of my younger years exploring, climbing and entertaining myself. Video games seemed to pass me by.
What inspires your work?
Everyday life. I’ll see something on the train on the way to work. Whether it’s a person or a story in the newspaper it will spark an idea that gets jotted down in my notebook for future reference.
Any shout outs?
To MJ, Jimiyo and Somni for giving me the chance to show some of my work here. You are among the nicest people I’ve dealt with on the internet, always totally polite, professional and supportive. And to the regulars here who I’ve come to know and recognize and have given me some great comments that make a bloke feel all warm inside.