This year has seen so much loss and I’ve recently been drawn to the work of Amy Friend and in particular her series entitled ‘Dare alla Luce’. I studied photography to degree level and my work, much like Friend’s, used the found image as a starting point.
For nearly three decades, John Bisbee has welded and forged 12-inch spikes under the mantra, “Only nails, always different.”
Used, Found, Worn, Significant. These are the titles given to collections of paintings by Rachel Ross. I was introduced to her work by a friend last year.
I love the work of Michael Mapes who creates intricate and detailed portraits by dissecting thousands of photographs of an individual and taking the tiny fragments and pinning them in place like biological specimens.
Have you seen the work of Floyd Elzinga? I spotted images of his Pine Cone Colony on Pinterest recently and thought they were amazing.
Another recent Pinterest find is the artist Haley Bates. I love finding people who work with spoons as they’re such a passion of mine.
I recently threw out a load of old zip files – obsolute technology containing files I can no longer access. I’ve held onto them for so long, but decided at last that there was no point keeping them as the information stored on them was now no longer accessible. I wish I’d know about the […]
If you do an online search for ‘Cancun Underwater Museum’ you’ll be transported into another realm. Hundreds of cast concrete figures inhabit the sea bed and have formed artificial reefs.
I discovered the artist Stuart Haygarth a few years ago when I saw his piece entitled ‘Tide’ at the Usher Gallery in Lincoln. Suspended from the ceiling, a huge sphere is made up clear and translucent objects (mainly plastics), that the tide washed up on a specific stretch of Kent coastline. The sphere of the […]
We had a family day out in Glasgow last Sunday and visited Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. I’ve never been before and neither had Milo and the last time Colin had visited was when he was studying in Glasgow a long time ago.