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A Short History of Faux Flowers on Graves

The only imitation is to nothingness – and the mockery of being alive. Upon reading Emil Cioran’s ‘Directions for Decomposition’ from A Short History of Decay, I am reminded of a piece I planned to write on a number of […]

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Another design issue with Koffin?

Today I’m in Norfolk delivering a Koffin to a customer – (yes they are not yet really for sale however) a spare prototype from the exhibition that Jonothan, a army veteran “with 2 years left” has given me some great […]

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Studio transformation

I am currently transforming my studio – I’ve moved and  painted the exterior blue, the interior has now been insulated, I’ve painted it white and building shelves and worktops. It is an equally big transformation for me psychologically as I […]

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TABOO: the aftershock

Curator Gayle Rogers reflects on the challenges of selecting work that may shock…

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Over Sensitive?

The public and personal dilemmas of curation; curating a show of potentially upsetting or disturbing content, whilst considering the needs and concerns of the artists

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Echoes of Silence

The urn continues to be of great interest at present. I have been investigating numerous ways in which the object can be used in my creative practice. I have drawn, sculpted, painted and photographed various urns. Looking at statistics and […]

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Urns on a mantle

I have continued to explore memento and artefacts. My interest in the urn has increased and I am currently working with vessels of various shapes and sizes. I am considering the mother as a vessel and the interchangeability of the […]

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The Dead Are A Job

Reflecting on the ‘Maggie monument’ debate and commemorative arts as an artist working today

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Art Theory and Reflective Process

In December I submitted the final drafts to the first two modules on the MA. I navigated and battled my way through feminist artists in history and women who have presented work relating to the relationships they hold with their […]

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Becoming immortal

Immortalizing the sculpture – death is part of life. The humanity of ‘process’ – the cycle of a project starts from an ending, a death of sorts. I gave up working in the way I had been and started with […]

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All hands on deck at dawn

A proper break from the anchor of art, a whole month, August, and being with the one I love, walking, camping, exploring. This was not really planned so it took some adjustment from work mode. When you are lucky enough […]

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From Stone to Seed

I had a few moments of doubt and distraction this week. I was thinking about what my next print should be. My mind began to wander to all the loose ends and unresolved works I’ve made over the years and […]

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Once In a Universe

Bringing together ideas about growth,change and evolution; developing new drawing installations and scaling up.

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What an amazingly useful thing a blog is!

More than three years ago in 2013 I wrote, “…back in June or July, I was unexpectedly put forward for an opportunity at Phoenix Arts in Brighton. Things progressed and excitingly, I have now been offered the chance to curate an exhibition […]

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Penultimate meeting and a death

So it’s been a while since I posted here and that is because due to my father being very unwell and my mentor being in the US for two months I had a gap in my mentoring program but on […]

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From dark to light

Leaving through forests of golden red and green the sun shining since the first time we landed. Houses dotted on hills and a good song humming on the radio. Feels surreal like maybe this week is just a dream and […]

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Forward Planning

“These are dual compunctions: distance ourselves from the messy bits of life on the one hand, transcend the finality of death on the other” Sven Birkerts, The Gutenburg Elegies

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Old Ground

Earlier this year I went back to Hungary. I haven’t been for many years but every visit I make the pilgrimage to my Grandmothers apartment, the ancestral home as it were.  When I was a child, we’d go visit every […]

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Heavy With Sleep

In his later years, my father had a woman, Timéa (Timi) who came to help with the cooking and cleaning. After he died and I took on the house I decided that it made sense for her to keep coming. […]

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A Death in the Family

This blog looks at the reoccurring themes that manifest in and influence my work considering where they might come from.

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Seeing Things

In 2010 I was invited to participate in a small group show with artists Melanie Stidolph (www.melaniestidolph.com) and Richard Paul (www.richardgpaul.co.uk) called Pareidolia. This is a phenomenon that describes the human mind’s tendency to perceive recognizable shapes and images in […]

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LIFE Now

LIFE Now began as a project with mentoring support thanks to an a-n Re:View bursary in 2013 exploring “What can we understand as LIFE in the 21st century, when advances in bio-science and technology mean that scientists can create and craft […]

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