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Although the print run is restricted to an edition of 300, less than 100 have actually been printed so far and it is unlikely that any more will now be printed.

The Spidey Pods piece came about through the merging of a few different ideas or interests. Part of it came about through Chisnall’s interest in nostalgia, childhood perceptions of adulthood and childhood heroes (hence the wrapping of each individual pod in sections of the 1970s Spiderman outfit). The work was also influenced by an interest in forms that reoccur within larger forms. Just prior to making the preparatory drawing for the Spidey Pods piece the artist reported peeling back the skin of a segment of orange and marvelling at the mass of smaller pod-like segments that it was made up of.

Whilst sketching out the initial drawing Chisnall was reminded of a scene from the original 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', in which the main character from the movie finds himself in the back of a truck, on top of a pile of giant pods. So again there is this reworking of nostalgic elements, with film having been another important influence throughout the artist's life.

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Hand printed, three colour, screenprint on acid-free paper

Spidey Pods (2012)

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Wayne Chisnall

United Kingdom

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