a map of hyper-space

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Picot Maxima v. Floribundas

I made a thing for a friend

I’ve have been doing lots of stuff since I last posted. I’ve been finding it really hard to sit still for long enough to write about them.

Sorry about that



Signals for Mars

As part of Morley college’s celebration of the centenary of Holst’s Planet Suite the print department is asking students to produce some related images. I first heard vague stuff about this back in the autumn and had a few thoughts – yes my brain went galloping off in all directions. Here are some more… Read the rest of this entry »

‘A journey’

The other day i introduced yet another printing project and here only a few days later are my working drawings (only slightly delayed because the scanner was buried under piles of refiling). Because the accordion book is 90cm long its been difficult to work out how to reproduce the drafts here. Read the rest of this entry »

Four badly painted walls

Things are really hard at the moment, but I was really desperate to do something. Anything. I miss my shed. I haven’t been in it for a month and then two months before that. Don’t forget the shed.

These are reject stock printed canvases that I painted with gesso ages ago. For a while they’ve had a colleges mounted on them and have just been hanging around.

In a fit of deciding to do something about the heap my life is in at the moment I raided the end less cupboard of art for some inks.

Spontaneous art who’d of thunk it!

I’ve left these out side the shed and I might come back to them or might just attack the rest of the prepared canvases.

So it goes


Tea Dragons say…

(Well it was going to happen sooner or later)

Have a warm and well feed mid winter season.

These three are host, tea and water. They are proofs for working on cutting techniques and to see the behaviour of he press. More work to be done in the new year (and over winter break).


Dragons in play

Inspired By 2018 has been launched so it’s time to knuckle down and get on with printing Origami Buscuit Barrels.

First of all I had to go shopping. For Lino and a new extra fine u-gouge (0.5mm). I decided I didn’t like the quality of the line in the original test prints. Here is a a second stage of the block with the more delicate lines and more practice with cutting scales.


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Brick space is crashing my life

So here is a picture of a cat. That’s what the internet is for an’t it. 


How my Brain works part 1

The new term looms and what I am wondering am I going to go with my big open ended projects. Then a friend is having a big birthday and I think; make a map to find the next big party. There was a lot more going on in that thought as it came here is an attempt to untangle it for you. Read the rest of this entry »

Circling Around

This post is about the project that was going to be my summer (out of the studio) project, with plenty of time to get a minimalist Mokuhanga under my belt and its the last weekend of August and I’ve only just got the proofs printed. This little project is a little leaf on the very end of a tenuous branch of investigation with it’s roots in all sorts of places. Read the rest of this entry »

Map VIII -Exercises in Futility

I tried to do some new sketches for my 64 maps of hyperspace. It was hard. I even wrote some blurb, but I lost it. Anyway here are some examples of three weeks of frustration. When I’m feeling a little more relaxed about the experiment I’ll come back and comment on them fully. Read the rest of this entry »