When I first heard the suggestion that the judiciary and greater Parliamentary oversight could 'save the day' and redress the reckless use of new capabilities by Britain's security service GCHQ, an image flashed into my mind of a 1903 painting by Australian impressionist Tom Roberts -
Winter is a good time to stay inside and doodle. Staretd this ages ago and finished it off during a storm. Pen, ink, collage, brush and a left over screenprint on paper. I started work on my new painting series about half a year ago so the forthcoming sketches and
In canvases, painted around 2011, I took a re-designed NSA logo and inserted elements from the Knights Templar of the medieval ages into a screenprint onto the canvas. Around each were further printed iconic symbols of doctrine, war and rebellion that I used in the series, mixed in
I just came back from 5 days at the New Norcia Benedictibe Monastry guesthouse retreat. To say it did me good is an understatement. Rather than go into the overly private stuff I want to share some photographs I took while on my daily wonderings. I will probably use some
My framer David talked me out of a grand, wide ornate frame and selected this wide, close to the edge frame which works brilliantly on both the small and large paintings, and really ties them all together. Although they are all or sale prior to exhibition, I felt that having
I'm taking a digital sabbatical between January and February, unless there's a major solar storm, or a media post to post. That means I won't be on social media such as Facebook, however, but I am always happy to hear from people through my Contact page on this
Recently I clambered into a black taxi cab in London. The driver remembered me as having had a nice long chat with him the last time I was in his cab (I seem to recall his thesis at that time was the London riots as a communist or Tory
Today, as I was listening on the bus to Greg and Michael's performance version of the Song of Roland (see my post) I was also contemplating the role of memory. It still amazes me the way Michael’s translations are helping to generate content,
WAR POETRY 2011 has updated its page with new poems by soldiers including veterans of the Iraq conflict. I found Gerardo Mena's poem "So I was a coffin" both disturbing and moving. I read it several times. Palestinian poet Suheir Hammad's poems evokes another lens
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>
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