• Naseem Syed

‘Untitled’ by Andy O'Rourke


I do all sorts. I like to play and try lots of things, and luckily that has seemed to become my career. I'm often an arts facilitator and workshop leader in multiple artforms and I'm also commissioned to create large scale public murals. I like to paint, sculpt, craft, make digital art and use photography. I dabble with augmented reality and VR in low tech ways.

Has lockdown changed you? How? Why?

As a card-carrying introvert, I think that lockdown is easier on me than lots of other folk. I now run regularly (an ungainly)- which is a novelty.

What made you smile or brought you joy in lockdown? Can you explain it?

My mad dog Fred. He very much likes having his pack at home all day.

Have you changed since lockdown? Tell me why.

Time will tell.

What is the story behind your hand art?

The artwork came from a doodle on my iPad. The video shows how it turned from something a bit Christmassy into something a bit more melancholic. I don't really know what it is, but there's a road that connects separate beings. I'm not sure if they've been asleep for years or whether they are about to wake as part of their natural cycle. As it's on my iPad there are no hands included, so I thought I'd share some photos of my hands from happier days when they were in their natural state of being covered in paint, to contrast with the digital, clinical output.


Here is a link to the artwork being created.

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