Raised on a diet of building bricks of Lego and crayons, Mike Wolff was always going to be an artist and a maker. Since receiving his degree in Illustration in 2000, his creativity has embraced the fields of illustration, graphic and web design, toy customization, carpentry, and wood carving. He has also become a master of sophisticated doodling. His fertile imagination is ensuring a constant flow of twisted wonder, which coupled with some intricate pen skills that sees him producing fantastic and enticing works of art.
One of his latest piece last 2014 was the Tree of Life. “I’ve taken the idea of a plant playing host to the flora and fauna living in symbiosis with it. As a result, it created an otherworldly tree full of detailed weirdness and wonderfulness. Monsters and strange creatures live and play within its branches while smaller plants grow upon it. Also visible are the villages of insects, miniatures of mountain ranges, and all manner of other delights coexisting harmoniously to create the whole piece,” he proudly explains.
Artwork titled Tree of Life is largely inspired by the Brambly Hedge series of children’s books which enthralled Mike as a young child with its wonderfully detailed scenes of life within the depths of an old tree.
One of a series of Thought Bubbles containing a montage of doodles and juxtaposed imagery. This image is based around the idea of a traditional BBC wildlife documentary, but seen through the eyes of someone heavily under the influence of LSD.
Wonderland is a mixed media artwork that defines an imagined landscape.
“I was greatly inspired by Brambly Hedge series of children’s books. As a young child, it enthralled me to witness a magnificent detailed scenarios of life within the depths of an old tree,” he explains. More amazing works are available on his website at www.mrdoodle.com.