• ‘Missded’ 2 – Tokens

    Having completed the stitching for ‘”Missded’ 2″, I’ve now cut it up to create the ‘tokens’ shown below. … Continue Reading

    ‘Missded’ 2 – Tokens
  • My Son’s Drawings II

    I've written before about how I find inspiration in my young son's drawings, or in how he draws. He drew this picture before breakfast one day and I was very taken aback by it, particularly the way he'd coloured it in, using (in the main) fairly neat blocks of different colours. It has inspired me to just draw, to not think too much about what one … Continue Reading

    My Son’s Drawings II
  • ‘Missded’ 2

    I recently completed the third (although titled as the second) in my series of stitched works based on drawings completed by me and my son several months ago. Tomorrow I will cut the piece up to create the 'tokens'. The original drawing is shown below: … Continue Reading

    ‘Missded’ 2
  • ‘Missded’ 3 – Tokens

    Having completed the stitching for '"Missded' 3", I've now cut it up to create the 'tokens' shown below. … Continue Reading

    ‘Missded’ 3 – Tokens
  • ‘Missded’ 3

    I've finally completed another of the stitched works - "'Missded' 3". Below is the original drawing made by me and my son.   … Continue Reading

    ‘Missded’ 3
  • ‘Missded’ 1 – A Framed Token

    When one of the ‘tokens’ is put in a frame, it becomes a thing in its own right; a fragment still, but one quite divorced from the others and from that from which they were cut. What started with this (a drawing made in seconds by me and my son): became this (a stitched version made over several days): and ended up as this (one of … Continue Reading

    ‘Missded’ 1 – A Framed Token
  • Morning Has Broken

    Following on from my last post, I've now completed all the tokens along with another piece comprising some of them stitched back together. In the eighteenth century, some mothers would reclaim their children from the Foundling hospital and one supposes they might have also reclaimed the tokens left with them. Either way, the reclaiming of … Continue Reading

    Morning Has Broken
  • Tokens of absence

    A few months ago I visited the Foundling Hospital in London, established in 1739 to receive and care for abandoned children. It was a deeply emotional experience, not least because of the tokens left by mothers with their babies as a means of identifying them both as parent and child. More often than not, these tokens were pieces of fabric (they … Continue Reading

    Tokens of absence
'Missded' 2 - Tokens

‘Missded’ 2 – Tokens

Having completed the stitching for ‘”Missded’ 2″, I’ve now cut it up to create the ‘tokens’ shown below …
My Son's Drawings II

My Son’s Drawings II

I’ve written before about how I find inspiration in my young son’s drawings, or in how he draws. He drew …
'Missded' 2

‘Missded’ 2

I recently completed the third (although titled as the second) in my series of stitched works based on drawings completed …
'Missded' 3 - Tokens

‘Missded’ 3 – Tokens

Having completed the stitching for ‘”Missded’ 3″, I’ve now cut it up to create the ‘tokens’ shown below …
'Missded' 3

‘Missded’ 3

I’ve finally completed another of the stitched works – “‘Missded’ 3”. Below is the original drawing made by me and …
'Missded' 1 - A Framed Token

‘Missded’ 1 – A Framed Token

When one of the ‘tokens’ is put in a frame, it becomes a thing in its own right; a fragment still, but …
Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken

Following on from my last post, I’ve now completed all the tokens along with another piece comprising some of them …
Tokens of absence

Tokens of absence

A few months ago I visited the Foundling Hospital in London, established in 1739 to receive and care for abandoned children …
'Missded' 1, stitched

‘Missded’ 1, stitched

The stitched versions of my son’s drawings are objects which, in contrast to the quickly made drawings on which they’re …
More Little Words

More Little Words

Leading on from my last post about my son’s scribbled post-it notes, I looked again at the tracings I made …
Three Little Words

Three Little Words

Iris created a treasure hunt for me and Eliot; a trail of post-it notes stuck around the flat, each containing a clue as …
Spaces In Between

Spaces In Between

Much of my work of the last ten years or so has been to do with the past, with imagining a moment …
'Missded' 3

‘Missded’ 3

The latest in a series of works entitled ‘Missded’. Photos below show original drawing, tracing and template drawn onto canvas …
'Missded' 2

‘Missded’ 2

Second piece showing original drawing, tracing and template drawn onto canvas …
'Missded' 1

‘Missded’ 1

The images below show the three stages (so far completed) of the first in a series of works entitled “Missded” …
Locks

Locks

Following on from my last post, the images below show tracings I made of the same drawings made with my son, …
Tracings

Tracings

When you’re a father, separated from your children a few days each week, the things you do with your children …
My Son's Paintings

My Son’s Paintings

As a proud father I love my son’s paintings. If they were but monochrome blobs – which they sometimes are …
Writing Shadows

Writing Shadows

On Tuesday I made my way to Shotover to work on a piece I’ve been thinking about for quite some …
Samuel Borton's Post Chaises

Samuel Borton’s Post Chaises

Yesterday I received an email regarding some research I’d done on my 6x Great-Grandfather Samuel Borton (1706-1769) owner of the …
Dawid Sierakowiak

Dawid Sierakowiak

I visited Auschwitz in October 2006 and explored my reaction over the course of my MA in Contemporary Art (completed …
Pitchipoi

Pitchipoi

I’ve read many books about the Holocaust, but that written by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, But You Did Not Come Back, is one of …
Latest Tree Drawings

Latest Tree Drawings

I’ve been working on a series of drawings for a while now, the development of which can be seen in …
Notebook

Notebook

Every now and then when I’m working on something – a drawing, video, piece of writing – I find a …
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Somewhere Between Writing and Trees II

More work using the iPad Pro and pencil …
Somewhere Between Writing and Trees

Somewhere Between Writing and Trees

Having recently bought and iPad Pro and pencil, I decided to start drawing in a style inspired to some extent …
Mondrian's Trees

Mondrian’s Trees

This weekend, I was drawing with my children. Eliot was drawing in his usual style… …and as I watched, I …
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Observational Line Drawings

Following on from previous posts about my son’s drawings and photographs taken at Shotover, I’ve been drawing ‘trees’ (or at …
My Son's Drawings

My Son’s Drawings

It’s almost a cliche to talk about children and art; from Picasso – “Every child is an artist. The problem …
Trees Triptych No.2

Trees Triptych No.2

Another triptych comprising photographs taken on Sunday at Shotover …
Trees Triptych

Trees Triptych

A triptych comprising photographs taken at Shotover on Sunday …
A Walk in Shotover Wood

A Walk in Shotover Wood

On what was a beautiful Autumn day, I took a walk to Shotover wood to take some photos of trees …