Golden rides again….. 2017 Parkin Awards
the sewing phase of building Golden is complete – here he is on my lounge floor
I got this horse in a mixed set of plastic animals at a $2 shop. He stands 14cm high and is slightly unbalenced, requiring a firm bend to his rear legs to get him to balence. He has become something of a muse for me, summing up the blend of fantasy, romance, deceit, history andContinue reading “Golden American Saddlebred”
Avoiding Mastery: Whitespace Contemporary Art 2014 Mastery, according to the Webster dictionary is knowledge and skill that allows you to do, use, or understand something very well and a state of having attained complete control of something. My conundrum as an artist is that, whilst ‘understanding something very well’ might seem an appealing and mature virtue,Continue reading “Avoiding Mastery: the paintings”
My local cafe makes excellent coffee. They also operate as an exhibition space with the pragmatic title Paper/Cupboard. the wall space is dedicated to ‘paper’, while ‘cupboard’ is a small glass-fronted cupboard in the art deco cabinet that serves as the cafe counter. I have a Cupboard installation opening TOMORROW! a sneak preview ofContinue reading “Cupboard @ Cosset”
After a lengthy silence I have returned with some drawings developed from the Flower Power/ animals debate I have been having with myself. These are A3 sized ink and water colour drawings made for a group show at Kobo Chika, my gallery in Tokyo.
I have finally finished a few of my sock ponies; it has been a long road. I have been meticulously painting the expanding foam, a tedious and awkward process that has allowed me ample time to reflect on the ironic inverse proportion of labour involved. The making is quick and haphazard, involving a sock, aContinue reading “there is no retirement village for obsolete warhorses”
I thought that as I got older and more mature I would react with more grace and understanding when my beloved crossed that oh-so-fine line between funny and desperately wounding. But no, it seems I have if anything regressed and now say, or at least depict on paper, what i really feel. this makes quiteContinue reading “kiss and make up – best tell him how you really feel”