Craig Davison’s Star Wars and Musketeers Collection

Craig Davison has effectively fused a sense of nostalgia and imagination in his new collection of limited edition prints. Each very different from the next, they all focus on that fundamental feeling of playing with your friends when you were young. Whether you got to be the goodie or it was your turn to play the baddie, it was always fun until home time. Davison’s work really speaks to the child within and exposes a time in our life when things were a lot less complicated. Craig has released three images for Spring 2012, Wooossh! Jhoooom!’ is a piece that references famous battle between Darth Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi; ‘Don’t Put The BEEP Lid On!‘ references R2D2 and C3PO: and ‘All For One’ signifies the brotherly relationship with friends from The Three Musketeers. With such a small edition number of 95, these signed limited edition prints they are expected to sell out on release.

‘Wooossh! Jhoooom!’ by Craig Davison
The eternal battle of good versus evil, in a galaxy far far away, played out in streets and gardens all over the country in the late seventies, black leather gloves are the only props needed to turn you into the most feared man in the universe. Then add some odd noises to accompany the swing of your stick and it’s transformed into a lightsaber, if you don’t have gloves then the law of the jungle means you have to be the old bloke with the grey beard. The battle will be long and hard… and it looks like it’s going to end in tears!

‘Don’t Put The BEEP Lid On!’ by Craig Davison
It seemed like a good idea at the time to volunteer to be R2D2, now with his feet in the bin juice and the smell of wet dog/spam/ash and who knows what else, he has his doubts, he also knows that if the lid gets put on the bin there’s a good chance he’ll get rolled over in it. C3PO is also having second thoughts shuffling about with an old colander on his head and slowly moving his arms, on reflection this isn’t very exciting, maybe they should be Han Solo and Chewbacca, he could always borrow his mum’s fake fur….

‘All For One’ by Craig Davison
You would think that our swashbuckling games were the result of studious reading of the classic Alexandre Dumas novel “The Three Musketeers”, but it was the Technicolour movies and more importantly the cartoon versio featured on the “Banana Splits” that inspired the adventures. Our garden cane rapiers would flash through the air vanquishing all who stood against us, until in victory our swords would be raised together as we yelled in unison “All for one… and one for all!”

For more information about Craig Davison and his work visit

Craig Davison at Artworx Gallery

Alternatively please ring 01543 502971 or email info@artworx.co.uk
Artworx Gallery, Cedars Business Park, Avon Road, Cannock, Staffordshire WS11 1QJ.

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