Saturday, 29 January 2011


A good question is never answered.  It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.  ~John Ciardi

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. ~Frederick Douglass 

Change is always upon us.
Evolution for an artist comes naturally but how to evolve is the trick.

Questions are asked of previous work:

What was my conceptual intent? What was my practical goal?
How was that implemented?
Was it successful?
What else came from the work?
How did it change from intent to practice?
How did it change over the course of the series?
What influenced the changes?
Which changes are more important than others?

Questions are asked of the change:

What is my conceptual intent now?  What is my practical goal?
How does that differ from the previous intent?  How is it the same?
What change would has more weight within the new intention: Form or Function?
What would be successful?
How should it be implemented?
Should material change?
How do I satisfy the urge to create in a meaningful way? 

Exploration and Inspiration fuel the answers.  The environment has a strong influence on me.  It is a reflection of human thinking, definitions and boundaries.  It is simultaneously treasured and ignored.  It is the strongest metaphor we have for ourselves.

Our Movements

Our pride

Textures only seen at specific moments

Our illusions

Our planning



Undesired encroachment

Unexpected beauty

Hidden treasures

Drawing 1 - Series Textures of My Environment
Drawing 2 -- Textures of My Environment

What do they tell me?
The translation from felt to thought to made...

Past Exhibitions

Pop up Jewellery Shop -- Dialogue 9,

Jewellery for 20 Quid!, 146 Columbia Rd., London, UK

June 11-June 27. 2010

THE ROLE OF ART, Luxury Goods IX, Courtyard Theatre, London UK

April 27-May 2, 2010

FLUX, Brilliantly Birmingham, Birmingham Musem of Art, Birmingham, UK

November 2009 – February 2010

PAUSE, MA Degree Show, Sir John Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University, London, UK

September 2009

NEW DESIGNERS, Business Design Centre , London, UK

July 7- 14, 2009

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