Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Chelsea MA Final Show

Private view on the 2nd September, exhibition continues to Sunday the 6th.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

The postcard came back

Dear Brian... (returned by Royal Mail)

Monday, 20 July 2009

Dear Brian...

Dear Brian...; 2009; postcard, concrete, stamps to the value of £4.45, ink... currently in limbo in the Royal Mail sorting office.

please come home postcard..

Update: The postcard came back (21.7.09)

Friday, 19 June 2009

Recorded Delivery

Recorded Delivery, 2009, package sent by recorded delivery, containing dictaphone recording its journey. Excerpt of 5 mins

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

oh dear

I seem to be following myself.. I don't know how to unfollow.

But maybe this is quite apt as I think I AM the personification of a dog chasing its own tail.

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Condensation, 2009


Click on the image to see the work. You have to look for my name...

Askew, show at Fortescue Avenue

The Wyre

MA Interim Show

Work from Chelsea MA Interim Show, I didn't want to showcase any work I had been making over the year. Instead I wanted to use the exhibition to create something new. It was decided as a group to build a framework out of 2x2 to house everyone's work. I used the same 2x2 and altered it, making it flexible with lots of cuts. I attached it to various points of the structure.

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

waffle. ...Xhibit 09

Philosophical Cannibalism (detail), 2009

Xhibit 09,
Arts Gallery, 65 Davies Street, London, W1K 5DA, 5th March to 3rd April

This exhibition is concerned with sustainability and unsustainability so I want to waffle about that.

The white plasticine picks up all the fluff, making it look like recycled paper. Which it is. But not in the normal sense, it can no longer be used as paper, it's been recycled into art instead. During the making, as I kept going over and over, re-thinking and re-processing ideas, this was also a kind of recycling, or possibly a refining. I like the link between these two words. They are opposite but also very similar. When one thinks of recycling one envisages something being used over and over again, until it can be used no more and falls to pieces. And when one thinks of refining, one envisages something very fine and exquisite, a vintage wine or a rare diamond, reaching that point has required a lot of work, constantly going round and round in circles to reach perfection. In this work I was trying to refine through recycling. I was trying to refine my ideas and the paper through the recycling of my ideas and the paper.

These words are very linked to the words in question, 'sustainability' and 'unsustainability'. Through recycling we try to create sustainability, we try to give a product or a material a longer existence, thus prolonging the life of this planet and ourselves. Refining is decadent and wasteful in comparison. It will throw away mistakes, even when they're unnoticeable, to achieve perfection. When I think about the future and imagine the ruined, barren wasteland of a planet which is generally predicted, this refined and decadent behaviour seems inappropriate and unsustainable.

I think the combination of recycling/refining and unsustainability/sustainability doesn't work, but I also think, that's the point. One could continue on this road, going in ever tightening circles, forever. That is the nature of these words. They are ongoing and inconclusive. Like the plasticine. It is refined in the sense that it could be viewed as a monumental waste of time, so much time and attention has been lavished on it by me creating it, it becomes refined because of that. And it's essence of paperness has been purified by making it into art. It is recycling because of the rehashing of an already existing piece of paper.

This piece exists inbetween the 2 extremes, swaying from one to the other. I think.

Quite abstract ..maybe

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Upcoming show!

XHIBIT 09 at Arts Gallery, 65 Davies Street, London, W1K 5DA

from March 5th to April 1st.

I will be showing my latest plasticine piece. See below.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

more plasticine

I have had this blog for a while and so far have written no words..I don't really like the words that I speak or write but I feel that words are something my blog lacks.. so from now on there will be more of them.

I don't know why this text is being underlined...but I can't help it. Maybe it's because what I'm saying is really important.

Here is a piece which I started ages ago... back before Christmas.. this pic is the piece in it's early stages. I actually finished it today.. Why am I posting a picture of it unfinished when I have actually finished? I'm just really happy I finished it and wanted to get the ball rolling with the words thing before I chickened out...I'll post an image of the finished piece when I have one.

So if you don't know what on earth this is a picture of read on... it is a blank piece of A4 paper which I have recreated in plasticine, in a similar way to the wood, cup and fire exit sign (pics below)

I say I have finished it but I haven't really.. the next task is to figure out how I would show such a thing.

Anyway, I don't want to spoil the effect of these words so I will stop waffling.. ta ta.