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In this surreal landscape, Department of Defence (DOD) Dragonfly robots both record and control Julian Assange, our 19th century marionette-Crusader, holding his shield of digital secrets as the world redefines war.
If the battle today is about moderates and extremists, does anyone of us dare to admit where we stand? ...Read more>

25 December 2010 |

I have art in the LGBT Literature Issue of Phati'tude Magazine in New York City. You can preview the issue via the link below but my image only appears in the hard copy, available from their website or Amazon.

http://phatitude.org/online/phatitude-magazine/plm-lgbt-summer-2010-preview/
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12 November 2010 |

Are poets the front-line soldiers of our collective consciousness? If so, then where are the medics when they are wounded by the ugliness of today's 24/7 news cycle? Why are they any less the protectors of our world than guns and drones and eavesdropping dragonflies hunting for dirty bombs? ...Read more>

10 November 2010 |

 
I am the featured artist in The French Literary Review this October, an elegant little journal in the south of France focusing its passion for poetry and prose around France or themes in connection with its history and culture. It is now published ...Read more>

5 October 2010 |

This painting is now in week 8 of not getting past this point. It's ok, in the meantime I did a small one, Kandahar Kandy , and started some notes on a possible illustration project for a book on chanson des geste. But any ...Read more>

23 September 2010 |


It is the intimate, personal, penetratingly perceptive touch,
indeed, that is equipped to furnish a chapter
that would have been missing were the camera exclusively relied upon.

--New York Times review of combat art show, 1943 One link between artists and soldiers is the promise of appreciation (immortality?) after ...Read more>

21 September 2010 |

[image: Juan Antonio de Frías y Escalante. Inmaculada Concepción] I had to share this because it is so fascinating and strange and I'm using the ideas in my paintings.
I discovered the concept of the digital offspring of researchers at Michigan State University who "live" in a computer and ...Read more>

12 September 2010 |

I've been finishing off the cake quartet. Where this strange analogy of the wedding cake comes into it, I have to admit to some inspired, but ultimately mysterious, source. I like that I don't always know what's happening on my canvases. I mean sure, I follow a ...Read more>

27 August 2010 |

Read Interview  Lady Jane Miscellany,
Featured Artist Interview,  Spring 2009
Lady Jane's Miscellany magazine features the work of critically acclaimed poets, dramatists, essayists, short story writers, artists and more!  I'm really pleased to be the featuredartist for their ...Read more>

11 July 2010 |

Publishing July/August 2010

 Busy month.
In July I'm helping out to promote the value of diverse communities. LGBT writers in NYC and grassroots political art and poetry in Regina, SK, Canada. In this sense, it's a part of my social activism and belief that art can help to move thinking ...Read more>

25 June 2010 |

3CR Melbourne's In Ya Face presenter James McKenzie interviewed me a few weeks ago on his live radio program. I just want to thank them again (belated post) for a frank, informed and lively discussion. I came away from that grateful for being able to explore different ...Read more>

30 May 2010 |


My painting And Starring Benyamin Netanyahu as Norman Maine uses the main characters from the 1950s musical A Star is Born as metaphor for the current relationship between America (Esther) and Israel (Norman). It was very much a personal ...Read more>

29 April 2010 |


Purchase a copy of Issue 9 online or at the following bookshops:
In Paris (@Librairie Les Mots la Bouche) In London (@Gay's the Word) In San Francisco (@City Lights Bookshop) I have a painting in the current issue of Chroma Journal ...Read more>

21 February 2010 |

My second cover art for US poetry magazine Breadcrumb Scabs is out for February 2010. View the full cover in the 'Media' section (click left).

Lena's poets always dive off the edge and this issue is no different. A great supporter of diverse cultures and bad-tempered poets. ...Read more>

21 February 2010 |

It's a privilege to be able to support the work of Same Sex Domestic Abuse Group (SSDAG) in Western Australia through their use of my art for the cover of their new resource booklet Towards Freedom (SSDAG, 2009).

The story behind the whole 2001 "Untitled" exhibition ...Read more>

21 February 2010 |

 
The last 2 months I had a very interesting experience working with a politician in Western Australia, MLA John Hyde, the opposition minister for Arts and Heritage and Multiculturalism in Western Australia. In a series of meetings, I asked him questions about his past life before politics (he used ...Read more>

20 January 2010 |