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Koffin Daily-ish

A daily account of what im doing taking Koffin going forward. Some info confidential but will tell you what I can about transforming this work into a business – theres 5 years of history already happened on this but wont go into that here

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Red/Orange/Cobalt Blue

Really weird the way one thing leads to another. Frustrated and annoyed at how bad my paintings of daffodils had turned out, I used up the acrylic paint in my palette on this little canvas board. The resulting colour mixes […]

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playing and making : moves towards meaning.

hello again.  this week has been considering the non linear format ahead of what i hope will be another commission to film and produce a non linear project for the ever developing museum of making project. earlier this year when […]

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listening for the singing.

i’d love to be able to capture my feeling and place it into the opening of this post because i’d love to share with a feeling of uplift, hope, optimism and all round head nodding pleasure. you might have read […]

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code and codes

before i start to write, i’ll drink tea. i’ve walked around, drunk tea, felt the breeze on my shins and checked on the timer of the oven pyro.  filled by mug with more tea and sat down. i have a […]

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In praise of circularity

Today at the beach high tide line I rediscovered an idea. 45 years ago I launched a toy yacht on a pond on Wimbledon common. Attached to the keel was a torpedo shaped, battery powered propellor, somewhere in the middle […]

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Spaces for Fragrance

This week I have been fluctuating between deciding on final fragrance designs for my upcoming exhibition at Bureau and charting a course of action for my olfactive endeavours in 2019. Perhaps being constantly concerned with past, present and future is […]

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Shed talks

the second Shed Talk – a loose group of alumni from Suffolk University, took place last night. Good to meet new like-minded friends and former fellow-students. We’re an eclectic mix. It’s made me realise that I simply have to get […]

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Making

A couple of years ago I undertook a period of professional development myself. It’s always good to stop and look at what you’re doing and think about where you want to go next. It was a very valuable experience and […]

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ORDERING THOUGHTS, SHARING IDEAS

It is so easy to under-estimate the value of public engagement in R&D – there’s no doubt I’ve been guilty of this myself and have been made to think more deeply about it. In the sort of research I want […]

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3 a.m.

It’s 3am and can’t sleep. Mind buzzing with ideas so got up to draw in case I forget on waking. Suddenly after nearly 3 years everything’s starting to make perfect sense. So much to do in just 4 weeks – […]

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New Year, Same Ideas

Last semester I had a good idea of what I wanted to do for my degree project, but know because I have not done any art over the Christmas period I am starting to second guess my thoughts and ideas. […]

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Sketchbooking

While working on the Simulacrum series which uses a collage fragment and a printed element derived from other fragments, I altered the surfaces of some pieces. I experimented with aging effects for two reasons. Firstly because some of the surfaces […]

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Theoretically validated

After talking to a friend about my artwork the conversation turned to problems within his private life.  Perhaps building from the mild philosophical base of art it lead me to start thinking about what my drawings mean to me and […]

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Simulacrum development and secondary series

This week was quiet in the print room as it seems tutorials were happening all round, and also road closures due to weather delaying students. But there was some activity, and one student was interested in my work and talked […]

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The Waiting Room Jigsaw

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here My practice is like a jigsaw at the moment. Broken up in the box. A few pieces are down the back of the sofa. A couple of bits look they belong to a different puzzle. […]

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The Machine Stops

“He broke off, and she fancied that he looked sad. She could not be sure, for the Machine did not transmit nuances of expression. It only gave a general idea of people – an idea that was good enough for […]

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THREAD

   AUDIOBLOG – Please click here After my last post about not being bothered about the theory of others being applied to any work I might do, it not being my problem, I started to think about my own philosophy… […]

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The Kelpies….What is ART?

If the weather holds I am off to see the ‘Kelpies’ at Falkirk this Saturday, as my wife has a lifelong passion and love for horses and so it seems the obvious thing to do. I suppose what interests me […]

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Learning to be an artist 2

I’ve learned to love the studio again. After months of agonising over what, where, how and especially why, I think I have resolved something. The coming together of practice and theory to develop an idea, not an illustration of the […]

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Wednesday 4:57am

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here This might seem ridiculous, but I am currently experiencing a small amount of panic. I know that it may be induced or exacerbated by insomnia. If I look back at previous times I can reassure […]

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a pen is for drawing

i reflected over night about something i wrote yesterday.  the overall form for an stallation that i am currently programming the guts of the idea.  it’s connected to adding to the chaos, after what collings said back in september about […]

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