As part of our retrospective this month Volume revisits 'Creative & Writing'. These pages explore the work of artists and writers, covering anything from short stories, poetry, painting, photography and drawing. Today we are featuring the work by Alex Ball, an artist whose work caught our eye at Central St. Martins School of Art. Since art school Ball's work has been exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer Show in London and the Stedelijk Museum in The Netherlands amongst others. This piece, titled Pelt Couple II, is an intricate small scale oil painting that portrays a figure in the foetal position with the face obscured. The Catlin Art Prizewinner's work often depicts lone figures doing absurd activities in unsettling scenarios. For more info visit www.alex-ball.com