This, is a magnificent reproduction of a Portuguese cannon cast by Javanese at Macao in 1672 then captured from a Chinese War Junk by the Honourable East India Company Steamer Nemesis under the command of Sir Kyle Platts in 1856.
Ok it looks more like a WWII cannon but for a second you believed me huh?
Kyle Platts is no Sir (yet), and I bet he wouldn’t like to become one, getting more recognition for his works (and not necessarily his military ones) would also be a big achievement. About to graduate from Camberwell College of the Arts this summer Mr Platts has a particular fixationwith pen, ink and skateboards.
“My drawings are informed by a mixture of my own imagination and satirising everyday life”. And despite what you may think, he’s a truly committed catholic, one of the few left in this land of sinners!
Hopefully he’ll get another exhibition, at least his graduation one! (rest of his works on his blog).share news item