Getting an exhibition set up in my house for the colony of artists this coming weekend. You can find me at 12 Lady Menzies Place from 12 till 6 on 17 & 18 September. Come say hello if your in the Abbeyhill area.
Before abandoning the computer to its fate, I took the time to make a record of its existence, an object in time. I made a series of monotypes from the various computer surfaces....
Upsizing the drawings......
23 - 28 February 12 - 6 pm
Closing Party 26 February 7 - 9.30 pm
Stratigraphy (strəˈtɪɡrəfɪ )
Digging through the detritus like an unhinged archaeologist or treasure hunter. I collect the discarded objects and ephemera from the floors, cupboards and drawers. Old maps, architectural drawings, photographs, electrical components, mechanisms, rusted metal, boxes, glass, architectural salvage, broken plastics and wood. I collect everything.
[Archaeological Stratigraphy] a vertical section through the earth showing the relative positions of the human artefacts and therefore the chronology of successive levels of occupation
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I've been painting in oil for a change... New work inspired by my boiler installation at Hidden Door.
Inspired by the squidgy mossy carpet in the dilapidated office block on King Stables Road I have made a start on these bits of found glass... only another 400 pieces to go and then to figure how to hang them. Ideas anyone?
Look what I found.... This box of treasures contains old photographs of Edinburgh's streets and roads in need of repairs through the 70's, 80's & 90's. Amazing find and exactly what I was looking for.... The universe really does provide.
Art is a battle and I've been fighting with this painting for 8 months now. It's been through so many stages and changed quite radically... looking back at the photographs I should have left it alone around three months ago... but then again that would have been to easy. Is it finished? Well I didn't leave the studio with a cloud over my head feeling like a failure and for the first time this month I don't completely hate it. I think I will pretend it's finished for a while before destroying and repeating the whole process again.
After month of confusion and befuddlement I actually have a website. Have a look and let me know what you think