Sunday, 25 September 2011


lat night illy coffee as part of its Galleria Illy pop-up gallery hosted a fantastic talk which celebrated the release of its most resent edition of its illyWords magazine. The Magazine is a combination of articles and illustrations, each publication is illustrated by a new art school and i was lucky enough to still be a Kingston when it rolled around to us to illustrate their latest edition, under the title Journey we submitted images. Turning up at the Moroso design studios on Rosebury Avenue i immediately gravitated towards the free coffee and huge pile of the publication still hot off the pees, i opened it and to my absolute pleasure had been given two whole spreads a total of 4 illustrations including a whole page!!!! The night only got better as we we privy enough to witness some of the greatest minds in contemporary illustration discuss what it was illustration was, really engaging stuff. Included too was an exhibition of our work in which one of my pieces was exhibited on an original Michelangelo Pistoletto table!!!! .........Pictures coming soon..........

Friday, 23 September 2011

Jesus Christ.

Then Jesus said to his disciples '' Therefore i tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, what you will wear or about your body. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens. They do not sow or reap they have no storeroom or barn, yet god feeds them and how much more valuable you are than birds''

Monday, 19 September 2011

Margret Mellis.

i covered Mellis in my disseration and thought it was be good to post an excerpt from it, shes one of my favourite artists and a massive influence. Her way of working endorsed an almost buddist approach to creating, as she exherted a certain unconcious creative control and nothing more letting her materials explore their own forms and colours ‘‘working soley on Colour as affired and amended by form and structure, she produced relief sculptures of wit an verve’’ (Collins 2009) she would be often found combing the surrounding beaches near her house for any wood that had seeminglessy ended its long voyoage in the oceans to start a new one reserected as an active participant in a callabertation between mellis and the forces of nature. The assemblages ‘ Have no framing edge but are nethertheless hung to a wall as stable, if irregular assemblages....The broken or charred fragments from boats, oars, rudders or other natural objects have a senuous ruehness of texture and colour that Mellis fully exploits. It seems as though her process of creation is through play an active participation of finding and feeling what works, these objects or gifts from the sea come to her with their own stories and histories but are transformed in the processes she applies as Roger Deakin (2007) explains ‘‘they are a collection of Silent Stories, each piece of driftwood carries its own secret history that begins with the seed of the unknown it came from’’(Deakin 2007. p186).

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Nature.--page 4. ''To speak truly, few adult persons can see nature. Most persons do not see the sun. At least they have a very superficial seeing. The sun illuminates only the eye of the man , but shines into the eye and the heart of the child. The lover of nature is he whose inward and outward senses are still truly adjusted to each other; who has retained the spirit of infancy even into the era of manhood''.....'' In the woods is perpetual youth..In the woods, we return to reason and faith. There i feel that nothing can befall me in life, no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair. Standing on the bare ground , my head bathed by the bare ground, all mean egoism vanishes.

notes taken from note book dated 13th of September 2011

The Royal Naval College, Greenwich. Underneath the great london planes that stand aside the path. Long live the trees silent and sturdy. Sentinels rooted in a deep loyalty to all those in their presence even those in presence who have lost or forgotten the ability to realise their presence. The trees tower above, cant you see? Ever in conversation with those who have time to speak from a state of soul bound connection to the immediate environment, those who accept presence are honoured and in awe of such gentle and wondrous beings, bringing forward and realising a deeper sense of respect for the trees we walk under. They bring nothing but joy to us is this not spirit experienced when we receive the dappled and cooled sunlight through their green and plentiful boughs not but pleasure and the sense of peace we attain from standing underneath allowing ourselves to be wrapped in their natural majesty a feeling of security and homeliness. I share the ground with trees both of our life blood is deep rooted. we are both nurtured by the essence and energies of our ancestors.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

New works. sneak peak.


As if this year couldnt reach new heights i was in June scouted and accepted onto the incredibly successful Debut Contemporary platform, helping me develop myself personally as a creative and professionally as an artist i will be exhibiting my work in their incredible space in Notting Hill. please visit the gallery any time to see my work and all the other talented debut artists works too.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011


this summer i spent two weeks playing hardcore wood carpenter with the incredible and indestructible Robots crew. i have been part of Robots for a while now helping out at the BlackLight exhibition in Putney last January. While half the crew split to Ecuador to realise dreams of giant Sloths 6 of us headed down to Huntingdon, Cambridge to manifest for the Secret Garden Party. Arriving two weeks before, we shed blood sweat and tears to produce one of the greatest artistic accomplishments ive ever been apart of. Based on images of manga and particularly influenced by the incredibly inventively creatively colourful architecture and aesthetic of Treasure Town, the setting for Tekkonkinkreet and merged with ideas and images of cloud city from star wars our great monolithic wooden planet, a shanty oasis hovered over 15 feet in the sky and was covered in great buildings and other evidence of a great civilisation. With two great arms protruding out the planet became an entity a living breathing spirit watching over the festival, a symbol of the festivals ''do it yourself'' attitude. The whole piece was produced onsite with wood that was found nearby, all of it waste.

Amelia's Magazine.

Final degree show came and went in June, a highly resolved set of works were exhibited and i was happy with the response, for the Red Gallery exhibition i ditched most of my final project work and curated an all together different band of pieces picked from the last two years. Successfully weaving the pieces to create a look and atmosphere that leaned heavily on the themes of nostalgia and the Natural world. i was featured in Amelia's magazine which was a great gratification.

Notes from third year.

sketchbooks from my third and final year at Kingston University. a look at some of the little scrawls scratches and scribbles that manifested from my thoughts.