The work is inspired by a fascination with humanoid extraterrestrials, particularly the film, The Man who Fell to Earth (1976). I have produced an alien creature using soft sculpting clay, baked and painted with acrylic paint and milliput.
The design for the androgynous alien has been inspired by make up effect artists; Nick Dudman and Stuart Freeborn. I have included animalistic features around the nasal area to add interest and a point of difference. The head shape is stereotypical of the Grey aliens, also referred to as Zeta Reticulans, Roswell Greys, or Grays.
The narrative of the photographs has been inspired by John Rankin, in particular his portraits of David Bowie. I have used a studio for the photography shoot, using gel lighting and special make up effects. The photographs have been shot with black backgrounds and colours to incite a galaxy atmosphere. Light without a gel from behind has resulted in the subject having light shining on the head and shoulders to mimic the solar system.