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.

Rubber gloves, Jab pad & Football boot

Rubber gloves: paper, Black oil pastel and cardboard on foamcore board.

Jab pad: Left-hand jab pade drawn in black oil pastel on paper and cardboard.

Disassembled Football boot: Drawn with black oil pastel on white paper.
These drawings will form part of the Object expressionism exhibition at 242 gallery.

The football boot and jab pad drawings show the disintegration of those objects, the rubber glove drawings show different views of the gloves.

Headset drawings

Drawing of a computer headset in black oil pastel.
Drawing of a computer headset in black oil pastel.
Click above for a close to real size copy of this drawing.

I often like drawing what are thought of as mundane objects.

This USB computer headset was sitting on the living room floor and seemed like a good subject for drawings. I like to try push myself to draw whatever is to hand.

I tend to draw objects over and over again moving them so that I view them from multiple angles. The basic idea is to build up as complete an image of the objects as possible, much like how orthographic projection works in technical designs. I also try to make all of my drawings as close to life-size as possible.

You can see more drawings of the headset here >>

Work for submission to the ‘Drink & dial’ exhibition.

A red skeleton on the telephone
A red skeleton on the telephone in "I love you" a piece of work submitted for inclusion in the "Drunk and Dial" exhibition at Wilson and William's gallery in London.
White skeleton.

I created a piece of work which I’ve submitted for potential inclusion in the “Drink and dial” exhibition at the Wilson William’s gallery. I should learn in February if they want to include it in the show.

The theme of the show is “Drink and dial” the phenomena whereby, when drunk, people make telephone calls they later regret.
Each drawing is a life-size study of a skeleton I keep in my flat, drawn in black oil pastel and painted with kids poster paint, then sealed with PVA.

Red & white skeleton.

I’ve been experimenting with mounting drawings on cardbaord, which I’ve done with this work and with pieces like “Deconstruction of a jab pad”.

Object expressionism: 12th-21st February @ 242 gallery

Object expressionism
12th-21st February @ 242 gallery.

Opening hours: Wednesday – Sunday 12-6pm.

242 Cambridge Heath Road Bethnal Green, London.
(Opposite Cambridge Heath mainline station).

Tube: Bethnal Green. Bus: D6, 48, 253, 254. Rail: Cambridge Heath Road.
More info’ about 242 gallery…

Deconstructing football boots, jab pads and dancing rubber gloves; every object deserves some attention, 15 minutes of fame.

What would we be without objects? They fill our lives.
Pretty and practical, roses and daises are normally used as symbolic objects but they deserve a bit of attention and recognition in their own right.