Surreal imagery and quotations to help you escape reality. On a childhood holiday in London, the author ventured onto the Underground and witnessed a sea of bowler hat-wearing suits, heading off to their 9-5 grind. The corporate battery hens! The image became hard copy in his young mind; he vowed never to conform to this servile way of life. Thirty years down the track, Andrew Baines is a successful surrealist artist, painting and writing about conformity and escapism. The images and quotes featured in this book mirror his long held beliefs.
Colchester-born, now based in Australia, Andrew has gained international recognition for his surreal photo shoots and inspired paintings. A finalist in many art prizes, he exhibits his work internationally. In 2011, Andrew was commissioned by Wirra Wirra Winery to paint a label for their Scrubby Rise series.