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Brown Study

January 18th, 2009

Brown Study

An image that I may use as a basis for a larger painting or collage.

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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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Abandoned painting, some elements of which I liked.

January 10th, 2009

Abandoned painting, some elements of which I liked.

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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. 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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