Sometimes I move around or away for a while and have to deconstruct my habitat and studio installations. I think it’s a good thing, I’m used to changing my space, I’m always moving the furniture, bringing in foliage, finding ways to make it not feel like living in a box. • Organic things are always changing, and space for making new sometimes needs deconstruction first. I enjoy both, both feel vital. • So down it comes, street seeds and half a tree from Montserrat, wild rosemary, cracked pods, kindred weeds and twisted root knots. Back to the earth with you, and in autumn I’ll find new companions. Summer is lightweight, flyaway, and with a fresh breath come back again. • But I’ll be glad to return to this space
The Sound And The Fury
This is a time lapse of the artwork I created to accompany ‘The Sound and The Fury”, a song I wrote in 2015 that was brought to life by the partnership between myself and Maya McCourt as a duo under the name Various Guises. The Guises although principally a musical project is also multimedia, drawing on a very strong visual aesthetic in performance and visual arts.
India By Train
I spent two weeks living on a train in India with the charity Jagriti Yatra. Alongside the live illustration that I did for them, capturing the journey and the ideas and experiences that were nurtured along it, and for the following weeks of travel after the Yatra I kept my personal sketchbook, documented here.
Other projects, artwork & texts:
Burn art. Why?
Drawing is a dance. I search for the flow movement and of gesture and the structures from which they overflow.
Etchings of musicians and other strange familiars.
After a long while of looking I felt very attached to this painting, not it’s miniature reproduction on screen, but the vibrating body of the canvas itself.
Interview about my art and music with the lovely Nastasia at the LondonY
A portrait of the artist, through allegory of the Duck Headed Man.
Two floors of enormous canvases, head after head emerging from disrupted space or poised, static and clean, cut from a violence of abstracted shapes. It is wonderful to see such a great expanse of uncomfortable artwork.
A mythological story world of strange people and creatures in which the drawings came first and the words follow…
Falling light and rising colour. A continual exploration of not only of an end result but of process, a mediation between intention and material…