The artist still known as Christopher

The Honey and Lava album cover was done by the amazing artist Christopher Townsend, and he deserves a big shout-out. His website is here.

His metal sculptures are incredible too. I’ve bought some, they are beautiful as well as arty, and not at all ugly-East-London-conceptual-art-gallery-your-eyes-hurt-to-look-at-it-rubbish. They are objects you want to look at all day, just like his paintings.

Photos of his work don’t do them justice. While they look good in the photos it’s nothing like the tangible pleasure you get when you see them for real. His “trees” sell like hot cakes — hence his separate domain lovethetree.com — but here’s a sort of proggy sci-fi one one I particularly like — seeing the larger versions of these in the flesh is like walking into a 60’s Brian Aldiss book-cover-scenario (in my mind at least):

Christopher Townsend sculpture

Imagine it 50 feet tall!