suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
susie WRIGHT: The Hen, Duck and Woodpecker were for a series of screen prints I developed to introduce colour to my work and play with layering inks during the screen printing process.
Violent birds were for a skateboard deck for the South African skate company Famillia. The aim was to combine the beauty of South Africa’s nature with undertones of violence.
Cockrel was commissioned by Higginson Hurst as part of an exhibition illustrating ‘the ten condiments’ at Print Club London. The bird is made up of the ingredients used to make mayonnaise, including, eggs, olive’s, olive oil bottles, various mixers and whisks, salt and pepper mills and lemons.
Pigeon with knives and forks was originally commissioned for a skate store in Sheffield, The Story store. The store’s logo was a pigeon and I decided to introduce an element relating to Sheffield’s steal industry and it’s heritage of producing cutlery.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
sW:My work is inspired by my Scottish heritage, natural history, architecture and landscapes. My style of illustration has developed from a strong observational practice and I often draw on location.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
sW: Natural history books, long walks and bike rides are a constant source of inspiration. I listen to a lot of 80’s music and the radio is a good companion as I work on my own most of the time.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
sW: Claire Scully-illustration, Visitor Studio-animation and interesting projects