It started at London Metropolitan University when I was obsessed with Santiago Ziesmer, after being obsessed with his performance as Huy in the German dub of The Prince of Egypt. I wanted to paint a picture of him and Joachim Kemmer singing Playing with the big boys, but I wasn’t confident in my artistic abilities, and no figurative painting could capture Kemmer’s menace and Ziesmer’s ferocity. 

"I see the beauty in every language. Once in a while along comes a voice actor in the foreign dub of a cartoon whose voice touches my soul."

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'Santiago Ziesmer and Oliver Feld' by Tamsin

Soon after I did an abstract painting depicting the voice of Eberhard Prüter, who voiced Squidward in the German dub of SpongeBob SquarePants. Prüter’s voice crackled like fire, and it blazed bright. I used a blue background and painted orange and black flames bursting out. I realised later that I had used the colours of the hornbill Zazu, one of Prüter’s other roles.

"Prüter’s voice crackled like fire, and it blazed bright. I used a blue background and painted orange and black flames bursting out."

 

"Just because something can’t be understood doesn’t mean it can’t be appreciated. A perfect metaphor for my autism."

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