Monday, 11 August 2014


I'm sad to have left Core Arts http://www.corearts.co.uk/ where I've been helping out with Printmaking and Textile classes for the past six months. The makers of this film have done a good job in capturing the spirit of the place.

Bet it's a Book


You can always tell  when a  parcel is a book, but with this book you can’t. Each page folds out and wraps the book up. It can be sent off and arrive in the post looking like one of four different things. 




I believe that rhythm keeps people grounded. We all have an internal beat. The nature of a beat is in its repetition. That beat becomes a rhythm to which people work. I have attempted to illustrate the importance in keeping on, keeping on and the idea that small repeated actions accumulate to make something hundreds of times bigger than the scope of the action itself. 




Saturday, 7 July 2012

Another thing with Wynn


My uncle Wynn has recently had a pamphlet of his poems published in the poetry magazine 'Acumen'. He asked me if I'd do the cover, and here it is. Buy a copy of 'Tiny Disturbances', they are only £3.50 on amazon and the poems are brilliant.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tiny-Disturbances-Wynn-Wheldon/dp/1873161344/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1341424931&sr=8-1

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

My Uncle Wynn sent me this:

from 'In Medias Res' by Christopher Reid

XV

Splitting an apple,
I find a cache of commas.
Every tomato
wears an asterisk.
A bookworm in the kitchen,
I take note
how you hold your tea-cup
by the question-mark,
and how you smile in quotes.



from Arcadia, OUP 1979
© Christoper Reid 1979

And so I made this mobile:









Look at Wynn's blog, it's great.. http://www.wynnwheldon.com/

Monday, 11 June 2012

Patrick's Portrait


A while ago I helped my friend Patrick make a portrait of himself on the sandyish beach in Hove.
We used dried sea weed for his hair, pebbles for his eyes and starfish for his mouth.
It was part of his application to do Architecture at Cooper Union in New York (the second hardest college to get into in the US after Harvard). HE GOT IN, which is not surprising really if you look at the work on his blog!...... http://patrickcollingwood.blogspot.co.uk/

Monday, 6 February 2012

Face Paint

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This is an idea, the start of something. I'm going to carry on with it whenever I come across some good old peely walls and maybe a story will emerge. 

Stare-off

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Cal in my clothes


Here's a picture of my cousin Cal wearing a Pharaoh-inspired garment I made a while ago at Kingston.

BUZZ


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A two minute film loosely based on Buzz Aldrin's story.
June 2011.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Drawing Type


I seem to have unintentionally written out Justin Bieber lyrics.

Helena's Dream

WITH THE LIGHTS ON


DETAIL- WHEN THE LIGHTS  ARE OFF



Behind the rubber rings
Behind the angerla fish


WITH THE LIGHTS ON

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Final Major Project

I've been making a 2 minute film based on Buzz Aldrin. I've been using balloons to illustrate his rise and fall. Here's me trying out a way of showing the journey to the Moon.
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Buzz Aldrin made this song with Snoop Dog. It seems really relevant to my project- someone who has grown old and is recalling his glory days, along with someone who is living his. It also just really made me laugh and I can't resist using it as the sound track. 




Friday, 15 April 2011


Just found this photo of Kate wearing one of my screen printed, silk head pieces. This photo is about two years old.

SLIDES


I can't pass these off as my own work. These are a few slides from a 1970s science presentation that a friend thought I might be interested in. I scanned them in and thought they were great images, they're all burned and moldy.

Friday, 4 February 2011

The Lion and the Mouse


A drawing from a life drawing session in fancy dress. January 2011

Angels in America



Capturing the essence of the play Angels in America by Tony Kushner, which is set against the AIDS epidemic at the end of the last century- hope is ever present but elusive. December 2010
(Model, roughly 15 x 12 inches)

Natural History Museum Sketch-book



Location drawing at The Natural History Museum in London. These are a couple of characters I liked the look of. December 2010