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Born in London on March 30th 1964 to a loving and outgoing mother. He hated school
and apart from art classes found the whole thing rather frustrating and useless. At the
age of 15 he left school and lived for a year in Morocco with his mother, brother and
sister. The cultural difference was very liberating. Upon his return to England at 16 he
worked at a record music store and in 1982 became a DJ and was a stage manager
for a large nightclub in the south of England. This is where he met his wife Sas in 1989.
In 1992 Colin moved to the U.S where he and his wife started a small business making
latex clothing for fetish stores around the country. Their work was featured in
Penthouse and Skin Two magazines. Taking what he had learned from the clothing
manufacturing and combining it with his interest in movie special fx, Colin started to
produce fiberglass figures and displays. In 1998 he produced his first production
figure, an anime girl called "Suki" - a towering 7 feet tall and anatomically correct.
Colin decided to put his career on hold for a few years to take up commercial
sculpture. Sas was developing as a painter and if this was to be encouraged she
had to be able to devote herself full time, learning how to paint. The commercial
work paid the bills for both of them and would support them both until Sas was
ready to support herself. During this time Colin produced pieces for stores,
museums and various businesses. A robot he made for the American Heart
Association was interviewed by Katie Couric on the Today show and he also
constructed the worlds largest mousetrap for pest control company Truly Nolen,
which is now featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.
|Devil Girl, Snack Cake, Head
2006, fiberglass, 38x28
|Adventures On Planet Freud, 2005,
fiberglass and silicone, 74
|Mischief In Pink, 2006, fiberglass and silicone, 78
Another in the Snack Cake series, the first piece to
feature a hobble dress. She also possesses a really
nice bum which required a great deal of wet sanding.
Colin now works full time on his original sculptures, finding inspiration in old sci-fi
movies, pinup girl/supermodels, anime, ambient electronic music and H.P.
Lovecraft. In 2004 he started using silicone in his sculptures, a difficult material to
use but one that helps him achieve his goal of true cartoon realism, a line
drawing made flesh. He is not looking to create every imperfection and flaw, but
to take the exaggerations and perfections of cartoons and
make them into a realistic 3D form.
|Snackcake Strips, 2004, fiberglass
and silicone, 48
|Bunny Sees Boobs!, 2002, fiberglass
|Hardcore Pink - fiberglass and
silicone, 45 inches
|Cthulhu, Snackcake Head 2005,