With my latest set of tokens (for 'Missded' 4) I wanted to work with a few of them and try something new. As I've stated before, the tokens - the originals on which they're based at the Foundling Museum - represent an individual given up; an individual made absent. They were the means by which the mother could claim her child back if she were once … Continue Reading
I have some old paintings which have for many years been stored in a shed. I have nowhere else to put them and the shed is needed for other things. So having removed the canvases from the frames (the canvases were little worse for wear as a result of their not-ideal storage) I looked at the 'Missded' work I've done and wondered if they - the … Continue Reading
I've finally finished stitching the fourth in the 'Missded' series of stitched works which I began some time ago. The complete piece, prior to being cut into 'tokens' can be seen below. … Continue Reading
Progressing the images from my previous post, I've started to arrive at something more akin to what I had in mind from the outset.
The first in these three images in particular has the subtlety I am after, and, combining the three 'locks' gave me even more - something not entirely obvious once compressed for the web.
There's something … Continue Reading
Following a post I wrote back in 2017 (Locks) I've been looking again at the idea of creating small works using drawings made by my son and somehow reflecting the idea of the drawings as keepsakes and mementoes of times spent together. I took some of his drawings and using a lightbox, traced parts of them in both pen and pencil, trying to create … Continue Reading
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