Tuesday, August 21, 2012

the same but not the same

20th august: insignia
burning on the reverse of an antique photograph

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notes: i thought for a while that there might not be any more in me but here it is at long last, a new drawing. i find it hard to title my drawings when often they can revolve around very loosely similar subject matter which is also quite vast and vague in its scope and often refer to a thesaurus to follow trains of thought and the evolution of words. i had named this piece 'ensign' quite early on for it's flaggy quality and my thoughts about it being a secret code, this suggested a reference to 'ancient' which is far too literal a reference to time passing, dot dot dot etc and ended up back with insignia. the same but not quite the same.

Friday, August 17, 2012


it's been a while again i know but i've been moving my studio space! i've moved from my lovely downstairs spot which whilst rather nice to look at was too cold for me to work in. my poor hands would go to sleep and that's not much use when you need to draw! my studio will eventually be a library for the fifty million books, cds and records which are still in boxes but for now it is being used as a storage space.

so now i'm upstairs in this little nook with a big window to gaze out of at the fields and allotments. it will probably distract me but it has to be said that i was missing the big window next to my desk in my old house. it's a little bit barren here at the moment and i'm just getting back to work today. hopefully i'll get some pics when i'm a bit more at home in this spot and of course some new drawings to reveal!

have a fab weekend, looks like a scorcher here :)