Archive | February, 2010

Number banners animations

I made these banners 15 years ago;  how time flies. I used them to mark out situations, and then experimented with cardboard arrows in an attempt to animate some life into the banners.

They were in a show at VOID gallery, London and in a small space in Digbeth, Birmingham.

It’s only in the past few years that computer technology has made it easy to convert a series of images into an animation, so I created this video from scanned prints and photos.

Number banner situations

Pictures from Object expressionism

Drawings at 242 gallery 'Object expressionism' exhibition.

Drawings at 242 gallery 'Object expressionism' exhibition.

The exhibition at 242 gallery on Cambridge Heath road starts this Friday.
Opening times are 12 – 6pm, Weds – Sun.
The last day will be Sunday 21st Feb.

I will be invigilating at the gallery on Saturdays and Sundays, so please pop along and say “hi”

Closest tube is Bethnal Green. Closest overground is opposite the gallery “Cambridge¬†Heath”.

Pamphlet from the Object Expressionism exhibition @ 242 gallery.

Pamphlet from the Object Expressionism exhibition @ 242 gallery.

Pictures from the exhibition

A large bunch of white roses

A large bunch of white roses - oil pastel, poster paint, mounted on board.


A close up of some individual roses.

A close up of some individual roses.

Do roses look better in a bunch or all spread out like specimens mounted for our observation? Perhaps just like other objects roses deserve a chance to be considered on an individual basis.
Like other objects flowers have personality and should be considered valuable in their own right, even without being arranged.

Boxing gloves

Dissection of a boxing gloves - Black oil pastel on paper, mounted on board.


I took apart a pair of old-style boxing gloves, drawing them in stages of decomposition.

I’m interested in how a physical world produces things that we don’t think of as physical like freewill, consciousness and imagination. Explanations like chaos theory can show how incredibly complex things can come from something simple.
I think we use ideas like freewill and consciousness as a convenient label for what is too difficult for us to understand.