A preventable loss. A tragic indictment of the consequences of defensive, frightened government. It is rare today, to find a young person who can do more than download and vomit back out someone else's ideas. So rare to discover minds capable of helping our society, our world, move to
I can't focus on anything tonight. I am full of sadness and anger at the role of 2DayFM presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian and their employers for their role in the hoax call which led to the death of British nurse Jacintha Saldanha. Mostly I am disgusted by the
"I'm not afraid of machines," [Ray Bradbury] told Writer's Digest in 1976 . "I don't think the robots are taking over. I think the men who play with toys have taken over. And if we don't take the toys out of
In the last 2 days I was told of the death of Jennifer Anderson (Miro) of The Nuns, from cancer at the end of December 2011 at the age of 54. I'm devastated, as with great gusto and positivity about her inclusion in my new series of paintings she collaborated to help
Within the last 72 hours, soldier's cheered the closing of the gates and the end of the Iraq War which has destroyed more than the lives of nearly 4,840 soldiers (4,500 American) plus a conservatively reported 100,000 Iraqi lives.
It destroyed our trust in our capacity to overcome our nature.
Selected articles from the 9/11 blogosphere : Memories are still vivid, but we need to declare the end of the 9/11 era by Jonathan Freedland, The Guardian UK , 06/09/11. Mark the September 11 anniversary
It is a real change in era when great painters like Leonora Carrington and now, Indian painter Maqbool Fida Hussain, pass out of the present and into the past. his death at 95, so close to Carrington's, underscores this vacuum. As much a victim of right-wing Hindu religious extremism as
The truly great painter, lady and surrealist Leonora Carrington died this week aged 94. She remains my most inspired vision of the world that I seek in all my paintings. Her journey as an artist, the way of it, the sense of it, and the world of her paintings,
Whoever thought we would ever feel nostalgic about the Nuremburg Trials ? Well, times change don't they? They get foggy. Violent. When I heard about the shot that killed Bin Laden, this song came to mind from my teen years. I thought about what being human
Lumet died aged 86 on April 9, 2011 in his residence in Manhattan, New York from lymphoma. His 1976 film Network remains for me the most precient, prophetic film of the time. How close have we come in today's information saturated environment to lead
5 Years after completing the painting Viva Las Shiva and 9 years after the attacks on the World Trade Centre, I feel these images still resonate with me. This isn't a political painting. For me, it's about listening to hear the Universe when it
The trees beside the river where I live are imbued with memory, wisdom and silent stories that deserve to be listened to ... like memorials, trapped in stone, bronze and iron, wishing for release into the morning air...
On this day each year, I re-read the poems of ...Read more>