"I really love the colour palette in this piece, I've done a few monochromatic pieces over the years, but this one was originally intended to be in full colour. I started adding what I thought would be the final colours in and after awhile I ditched it, bringing it back to a more subdued scheme which worked far better.
'The Binding' was a response to two early pieces in my Dark Kingdom series -- The Summoning and The Summoning-Envoy -- the connection between the two planes of existence. This piece is related to my Dark Kingdom series of works, but not actually part of it, I want to be able to do works outside of the project, some like this -- that are linked in some way but others that are completely separate. It gives me a chance to work themed shows or really anything that takes my fancy!" - Tom Bagshaw