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Knights Errant- Best of Graduation Show, Banbury Museum.

May 8th, 2010

Knights Errant- Best of Graduation Show, Banbury Museum.

The inspiration for this work came from re-reading Quentin Crisp’s autobiography ‘The Naked Civil Servant’, in which he states that an idealised ‘Great Dark Man’ does not exist. The wise, kind, brave and chivalrous ‘knight in shining armour’ is an unrealistic ideal of masculinity.The idea of knights and armour appealed to me on several levels. Firstly, the knight as an icon of masculine bravery, a heroic figure. Secondly, the idea of armour as a shell, a protective barrier to who we are, but also as an advertisement of personal status. Beneath any armour is a fallible, vulnerable person. Read the rest of this entry »

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American Gothic

January 18th, 2009

American Gothic transcription.

A simple idea, but it appealed to me, reminiscent to me of Grant Wood’s ‘American Gothic’ .

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Abandoned painting.

January 10th, 2009

Abandoned painting.

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Butterfly Effect – Hendrix in London, 1967

January 8th, 2009

Butterfly Effect - Hendrix in London, 1967Jimi Hendrix was an innovative musician and performer who had a profound influence on the music scene in the late 60′s. His reputation soon spread, and the rock elite, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, The Stones and Beatles amongst others, all flocked to see him perform in the London clubs and theatres. Hendrix was of mixed black and Cherokee Indian descent, an enigmatic, exotic figure whose musical origins were firmly rooted in the American blues tradition. For the young white musicians, he was the ‘real thing’. 

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Party Gear

January 7th, 2009

Party Frocks

Knights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, two of six figures.’Narcissus’ adapted to standing posture. Both 160×60 cm.

Wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature.

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CAD designs for ‘My Pink Half of the Drainpipe’- work in progress.

January 7th, 2009

CAD designs for 'My Pink Half of the Drainpipe'- work in progress.

Simple graphic variations on a theme, effectively ‘Photoshop’ collages  created to help me move things around in order to realise composition, colour gamuts and so on. I find ‘Photoshop’  an invaluable tool for collage and composition, especially when working with assemblages containing objects. Moving and layering things in the ‘real world’ can be time consuming and extremely frustrating.

This is still a work in progress, mainly due to financial constraints. It is based on the eponymous song title from the  ’Bonzo Dog Band’s’  album, ‘The Doughnut in Granny’s Greenhouse’.

The finished assemblage will be my peculiar visualisation of suburban living; sometimes it looks like heaven, at other times, hell.

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Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay Social.

January 7th, 2009


Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay Social.Knights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, one of six figures. 160×60 cm

Wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature.

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Smashed ‘Strat’ fragment, part of ‘Hendrix in London’. Balsa wood,spray paint and acrylic.

January 6th, 2009

Smashed 'Strat' fragment, part of 'Hendrix in London'. Balsa wood,spray paint and acrylic.Balsa wood, mahogany stain, acrylic paint, grain-filler, wire, jack socket and spray paint.

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Buttoned Up and Grey

January 6th, 2009

Knights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, one of six figures. 160×60 cm.
Wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature. Buttoned Up and Grey

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Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay Social

January 6th, 2009

Milton Keynes Piss Elegant Gay SocialKnights Errant – Hysterical Romance series, one of six figures. 160×60 cm.
Wadded textile, Canford card and wire on a wooden armature.

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