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i see from google today is the start of the lunar year, it would have been my dad’s birthday too.  birthdays are symbols…. new hope…. new beginnings….another blog post.

it’s a post i’ve been considering before writing, very often a blog post will begin as a thought, an idea ….

before writing i caught up with a timely post by steve messam re artists and money.  in it he states

…. art is an expression of emotions, experiences, time and texture, and a whole realm of intangibles that may or may not have an effect on those that experience them.


this caught my eye this evening because of a conversation recently in which the concept of expression in art was discussed with my partner’s 16 year old daughter.  it got me thinking …. “what do i express ?”

i’ll come back to that.

today has significance for the reasons i’ve already stated and it leads me to the whole mind blowing concept of why am i here.  rather than explode i’ll simply accept that i am here, sat on a sofa with electrical light, gas powered heating and a laptop connected to a global communication system.  the human animal has evolved itself well to afford me these things.  there is a but though … not everyone on the planet has the same affordings as these i sit with this evening. an unepected twist in my thinking in this moment.

returning to the uk centric vision of evolution i consider how indeed i am benefitting from many many years and many many endeavours by those who went before me to ensure that living has a certain set of values now.

i pause and drink some water …

while washing up this evening there seemed to be some sense in this thinking and where it might lead me. now i’m sat here i can;t fully remember what it was i was thinking.

let me retrace my steps…

there was something in there about mainstream, something about me and something about my practice.

somehow it was about a relationship about how mainstream life appears to be all sorted and worked out and my practice is something that is in a constant state of discovering what it is … it evolves as my thinking does, being me and exposure to the rest of the world around me.


recently i’ve realised that the root of my domain has lovely images but fails to set up position of thinking by expanding upon the images with written word.  a year ago this was great for me.  now … it needs reviewing.

if the whole of the mainstream was expressed as a square …. what and where am i ?


i will refer to notes now … these have been made over a  span of time and are in response to me interacting with the world around me….

a written sketch now follows :


The daxco dynamic – the move to slower self directed realisation away from fast tracked realisation

Corporations are necessary as they fast track the thinking of the group.




I start to get why visual art is important. The evolved spoken language is sometimes just not evolved enough to communicate what is felt / meant / being. I get how visual art is a communication of a time of feeling.

I get how it asks a lot of the viewer and potentially only appreciated by a small few.
I consider written works of fiction. These are possible to evoke feeling. Time being the factor of scale in this instance.




Simple scalable ideas. eg ceramics on rods placed outside




Scale of man made being made more important than scale of natural world. The Imbalance of scale senario.

Money is asked for by those who regularly repeat their simple scalable idea. Those are of us exploring to find the simple scalable idea are happy to simply explore.






as the lunar year begins again, i have a need to evolve the root of my domain …. i see it as important to demonstrate the thinking i make as thinking on it’s own isn’t recognisable enough.

i continue to search for my simple scaleable idea.