The Shell shrine bunker in Guernsey....
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Friday, 3 December 2010
Trying out these 2 images mounted under acrylic. I'm attracted by the idea of a protective covering or shield over these carvings at long last, a small recompense for their centuries of exposure to the elements and marauding colonialists wanting to leave their mark.
A wistful remembrance of the Summer and the layout for the tiny -scale quincunx orchard. Only 3 trees planted and frozen ground (and old cottage foundations) stops digging. The measuring lines have sagged and broken and the markers trampled flat under the snow. Not quite up to Browne's ideal. This is what it should look like........
Saturday, 27 November 2010
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Monday, 15 November 2010
Thursday, 28 October 2010
Friday, 8 October 2010
Thursday, 7 October 2010
Lots of conversations with the Sudanese I have met and questions about the Merowe Dam, east of Khartoum. It seems to act as a sort of symbol of progress and one required for the rapidly growing needs of the masses (urban), particularly electricity, as opposed to the individual, or smaller group of people (rural or "Affected people") who are dispossessed of their land and resettled elsewhere. It seems one of the tricky points in the process of rapid development and growth, just as the Aswan dam was on the border with Egypt. I was told there are other dam building projects in the pipeline, needed in the dry Northern landscape of desert sand pierced by the powerhouse that is the Blue Nile and the White Nile - kinds of arteries giving life.
Friday, 17 September 2010
A lot can happen within a country in 65 years and the Triumph pen sketch seems to almost apply to a completely different country from what I have read. The visa finally arrived for Khartoum this week, the flight now booked for Sunday, so I will soon have a more up to date perspective.
Friday, 10 September 2010
An interesting contrast, the top one colliding circa 1945 with the Islamic Republic of Iran, the lower one using as the base image a stamp that is presumably just post revolution? Also, again joining together historic architecture and signs of modern progress.
Thursday, 9 September 2010
Friday, 20 August 2010
Thursday, 29 July 2010
One version with extra watermark, one without. I seem to have quite a number of poppy stamps (1998) from my cousin .The office is still half packed in boxes, half strewn in piles of paper, files and photos and making use of a hi-fi box as a table.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Monday, 12 July 2010
Friday, 25 June 2010
Thursday, 24 June 2010
Rose Garden stamps again 200%, still deciding about scale and the postmarks.I feel unsettled and out of place, so this gives me minutiae to focus on. Also reading the complete Sherlock Holmes and listening to the Pixies live 'Sell Out'. Not sure if it helps.
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Saturday, 29 May 2010
Sorting through piles of old postcards in the loft has given me a chance to continue with the architecture collage I played with using the Indian postcards. In these images mosque meets paradise garden and religion meets the spiritual, although still not completely secular. I like the low-fi cut-out and the obvious artifice in the construction.
Thursday, 27 May 2010
This is an interesting site of an East Anglian WW2 defence area - Walberswick, where you can view reconstructions of observation posts and defences, most now demolished, as if on a fly through. There are obvious contrasts with the German constructed structures. www.walberswickww2.co.uk
Finished two more paradise garden collages, one after 'The Garden of the Octagon'. Thinking about the postcards found in the St Helier (Jersey) fruit and vegetable market and how they connect to my garden collages. I would like to make the architectural elements such as the garden pleasure pavilions in the islamic gardens more explicit - hence "The Great White Gate " amalgam here.