Monday, September 26, 2011
At the moment I am drawn to creating these narrative type images that allow the viewer to make up meaning from the visuals I create. I have been influenced by artists such as R.B. Kitaj and James G. Davis. I enjoy teasing meaning out of fragments and visual clues.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I am a member of the International Union of Mail Artists andone of the groups I follow is Trashpo. Here, like-minded artists use trash and ephemera picked in their daily life to create artwork and do a bit of recycling along the way. Here is a card I've just made using a couple of lovely pieces of trash.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A pair of cards I've just done featuring some South African jazz legends. The names, such as McCoy Mrubata, Moses Molelekwa or Jonas Gwangwa might not mean much to most people but listen to the music and you'll soon see why they're regarded as legends. My faves - Flowers of the Nation (Gwangwa), Hoelykit? (Mrubata)
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Another one of my obsessive compulsive (not really) behaviour is to pick up these beautiful pieces of ephemera whenever I spot them. Like postage stamps, they're a bit of an endangered species these days, so if you find some, send them to me! This little collection graces a wall of my studio.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
One of the most wonderful aspects of living at the coast is being aware of the seasons and the tides and the moods of the sea. It is the time of the year for whales and dolphins to come close to our coastline (they follow the annual sardine run) which is a spectacle in itself with thousands of sea birds dive-bombing to feed on the shoals of fish. Anyway, here's to whale and dolphin spotting.