a map of hyper-space

Talking not Doing

Category: fake it till you make it

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



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


Brick space is crashing my life

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


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 »

I know, I know

I know i’m holding a lot back, or in, or down. I can be honest with myself that far. Anything more than a furious back scribble takes planning and time. Giving me the opportunity to edit out any vulnerabilities.
So there i’ve said it. Read the rest of this entry »

End of Term


This 1/2 term ended on a much more satisfactory note with plenty to be getting on with next year. In class we covered techniques that I haven’t discussed in my previous posts. Read the rest of this entry »

Griffith Cracks

I have finally managed to pick up a book I ordered way back when I wrote this post. Not only that I’ve read most of it even though it’s full of words like diffusion-limited aggregation, dense-branching morphology and self similarity.

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keep you knees in tight – part ii

Where does my work fit? If I knew that I won’t be posting this on this blog. Read the rest of this entry »

jump to the left – part i

Some time in February my friend Phil asked if I’d like to take part in a blog hop about practice and process. As you know I’m happy to talk about my work I just didn’t have anyone to hop onto – kinda shy like that. Here are Phil’s answers. Looking at them I see that the questions are actually quite difficult, but over the next few weeks I’ll take a stab at them.

This time I thought I run through some work that I’ve taken though to completion and what I remember of the process at the time. Next week I want to try to put my work into some kind of wider context. Then finally I might be able to take about why I do the stuff I do and not something else.

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Normal service will resume shortly

I do try and post every Wednesday. i know the definition of wednesday has been pretty lax lately so this week I will not even try to come up with something interesting to inset later.

Real Life intervened. I’m not going to talk about it. I wanted to mark this some how.

best wishes to all of you out there who had a big dose of real life.



i’m also very disappointed that there is no longer a branch of Royals Indian Sweets in Tooting.