She works from her base in Dalston, East London but we saw her work at her degree show and a particular print caught our eye; it concerned her phobia of pigeons! “When I was a kid, I had this really bad phobia of pigeons, I’m still quite weird about them now, but I can keep it pretty hidden. I made two screenprints about it when I was in college, that the guys from Nobrow saw in my portfolio. We discussed it, and thought that it would be a nice idea for a Small Press book.”
Rose’s imagery is often drawn from personal experiences, “All the images from the book were pretty much from my head. I came up with the ideas for the pictures from my personal experience as a child. For example, when I was about 12 I went to see a hypnotherapist who tried to cure me by getting me to imagine a pigeon as a character from The Simpsons. It didn’t work.” Rose cites David Byrne as a major influence; “because he has done so many different things, so well.” And clearly Rose’s ability to make such beautiful work from such a humble topic shows she’s well on the way to following in his footsteps.