Self taught artist and habitual doodler, Craww lives and works in the English borough of Sheffield, drawing inspiration from daydreams, music, comics, nature, gin and an overactive imagination.
A Few Drops will be Craww’s third print with 1xRUN, you can see his previous two prints, Vanity and Somewhere in the 1xRUN Archives. Created during October of 2011, A Few Drops pulls it’s name from a Roman tale of the Goddess Juno. Read on for our short interview with Craww, see photos of past works and what Craww has coming up. Grab A Few Drops at 1xRUN beginning Jan. 9th at 12m EST.
1xRUN: When was the piece drawn/created?
Craww: The original was painted and sold October 2011.
1xRUN: Tell us how the idea and execution of this print came about?
Craww: Like all my work, it was just an idea that started in my sketchbook and grew from there. I draw a lot of lilies and as I worked on it, I came across the story of Juno, the Roman goddess who while nursing Hercules spilt her milk, creating the Milky Way in the heavens and Lillies where it fell to earth.
Not really an inspiration for the piece, but certainly the reason for the title.
1xRUN: How long did the piece take?
Craww: On and off for a week.
1xRUN: When did you first start making art?
Craww: I’ve always drawn, doodled, scribbled and found ways to create. At what point that became “Art” (if it ever did) I don’t know.
1xRUN: What was your first piece?
Craww: Probably a stick man. Drawn with a crayon.
1xRUN: What artists inspired you early on?
Craww: The first artist I recall getting into was Bill Sienkiwicz. He worked on a lot of comics and graphic novels when i was a kid and I loved the dynamics of his style.
1xRUN: What artists inspire you now?
Craww: Waaaaaaaay too many to mention.
1xRUN: Do you listen to music while you work? If so what?
Craww: Deftones are never far from the CD player.
1xRUN: What was the last piece of art that you bought?
Craww: I’m an artist, I’m too broke to buy art!
1xRUN: What else do you have in the works currently?
Craww: Currently focused on work for an upcoming show at CAVE gallery in LA this March.