Archive for the ‘Past works’ Category

Life Machine – 46×62 cm

January 9th, 2009

Life Machine

Mixed media – egg shells, wishbone, acorns, jack sockets, razor blade, metal, wood, frets, electrical resistors and acrylic.

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Disassociation – 46x62cm

January 9th, 2009

Disassociation

One of three interconnected pieces based on a Chinese proverb;

” I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man” .

Chang Tse, c. 369-286 BC.

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Disassociation – detail. 46 x 62cm

January 9th, 2009

Disassociation

Mixed media, acrylic and inkjet prints.

” I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man” .

Chang Tse, c. 369-286 BC.

 

This is the only remaining work of three interconnected paintings, based on a previous sculptural work, a small, handmade book containing a series of images concerning time and rhapsodic daydreaming. 
I chose one image in particular, this based on a Chinese philosopher’s observation that ” I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man”. The image conjured by the words had considerable resonance for me, as I had experienced similar feelings of disassociation and unreality in the past. Read the rest of this entry »

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Axis, Bold As Love – detail. 46 x 62cm

January 9th, 2009

Axis, Bold As Love - detail

An early work based on Jimi Hendrix’s ethnicity and music. ‘Butterfly Effect’ is a recent reinterpretation of this work. 

Mixed media assemblage; bead-weaving, satin, lizard skin, guitar preamplifier, plectrum, velvet, machine embroidery, birch ply, found objects, chamois leather, metal leaf, guitar strings and acrylic paint.

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Axis, Bold As Love – detail. 46 x 62cm

January 9th, 2009

Axis, Bold As Love

Mixed media assemblage; bead-weaving, satin, lizard skin, guitar preamplifier, plectrum, velvet, machine embroidery, birch ply, found objects, chamois leather, metal leaf, guitar strings and acrylic paint.

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Axis, Bold As Love -detail. 46 x 62cm

January 9th, 2009

Axis, Bold As Love -detail

Mixed media assemblage; bead-weaving, satin, lizard skin, guitar preamplifier, plectrum, velvet, machine embroidery, birch ply, found objects, chamois leather, metal leaf, guitar strings and acrylic paint.

Frame depicting embossed lyrics to ‘Axis, Bold as Love’, from the album of the same name.

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Axis, Bold As Love. 46 x 62cm

January 9th, 2009

Axis, Bold As Love

Mixed media assemblage; bead-weaving, satin, lizard skin, guitar preamplifier, plectrum, velvet, machine embroidery, birch ply, found objects, chamois leather, metal leaf, guitar strings and acrylic paint.

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Fruitpickers – Acrylic on board. 61 x 56cm

January 9th, 2009

Fruitpickers - Acrylic on board.

This work is concerned with infidelity and deceit. It isn’t unusual for married, ostensibly heterosexual men to pick up gay men for casual sex. Readily available instant sexual gratification is what they are after. The incidental benefits are (comparative) anonymity, emotional detachment, and the added frisson of danger.
On many occasions I have seen some of these men walking about town with their wives and children, the wives oblivious (presumably) to their spouses’ activities. Read the rest of this entry »

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Listening to Grasshoppers

January 9th, 2009

Listening to Grasshoppers

Tipi ‘placed’ in a natural environment.

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Soft Screw. Screw dimensions approximately 244cm. Calico and curtain lining.

January 8th, 2009

Soft Screw

Screw dimensions approximately  eight feet. Calico and curtain lining.
Originally an installation entitled ‘White Elephants’. The increased scale of the objects was designed to emphasise their uselessness.

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