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Drawing selected for the Turner Contemporary Open

I’m very pleased to find that my drawing, ‘Displaced Portrait No15 (woman with baby)’ will be included in the Turner Contemporary Open exhibition later this year. This piece is one of an ongoing series of silverpoint drawings based on souvenir and identity […]

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Self portrait

I run a fortnightly Zoom drawing club which is proving to be quite popular. It isn’t a workshop – rather a space for drawing in company and sharing ideas and encouragement. We don’t usually have themes but inspired by Grayson […]

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Coexistence

‘Coexistence’ is a call for ‘empathy and solidarity that transcends species’ and features works that reflect on issues of humans’ relationship with nature and critique an anthropocentric worldview.

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Finding my Face

I wanted to see how the google facial recognition technology works so I uploaded a photo of myself to google images and searched for other images with it. I wouldn’t have thought to do this normally.. it’s like one step […]

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Hindering Facial Recognition

There’s many ways that people are trying to hinder the use of facial recognition. Most recently seen has been the actual dismantling of cameras during the current protests in Hong Kong. (Interestingly they echo the toppling of dictator monuments during […]

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The Process: Making the Placards

I’m been busy getting stuck in with the making of the placards. Tearing lightweight Japanese paper to size, prepping screens & ink, screen printing the multiple portraits (with George Barron, Double Elephant Print Workshop Screen Tech/Tutor), composing and gluing the […]

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Are you an extrovert or introvert protestor?

Over many years I’ve been considering through my practice what part art can play in contributing to positive social change. Alongside this question, I have also been asking what forms activism takes. Traditionally activism is outward, energetic. At the public […]

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Making the Portrait-Placards

Here’s the plan for what I’ll be making for the commission. It’s emerged quite slowly. I’m generally surprised at the amount of time it takes me to develop work. I spend equal amounts of thinking and making. My process is […]

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“A Frictionless Society”

“Our vision of the future is a FRICTIONLESS SOCIETY – where your face is your secure method of triggering other multiple day to day events. There will be no requirement for keys to enter your house, space facility or car, […]

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Panopticon: Automatic Facial Recognition

Panopticon .. that’s a new word for me. It is satisfying to say and particularly in the context of the area of automatic facial recognition (AFR), gratifying to learn about. I was drawn to the Wikipedia page on the Panopticon […]

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Why I Never Sketch.

Drawing is the artist’s most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality. Edgar Degas “I love your sketches,” said my friend with warmth, the other day, having no idea that […]

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bust

Not quite a self portrait. Self-perception, perhaps? On the subject of mental health and how we think we exist in the world. ‘bust’ CjB, 2017, ceramic (for sale)

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Creating a Self Portrait with Scent

Through an established process of asking artists ‘Why do you make art?’ then using the response received to inform the use of fragrances, I have been making ‘perfume portraits’ of other artists for over 2 years, amassing 40 perfumes so […]

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