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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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Unity, Laurie and ‘Me’

This project looks at three people who have, through the vagaries of circumstance, found their ‘selves’ captured by the notion we call ‘ART’ and then traveled alongside their portrait in tandem.

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Drawing in progress

To draw is to take time to pay attention to the presence of something.  This drawing is one of a series of metalpoint drawings based on photo booth portraits. My artworks tend to focus on themes to do with memory […]

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Painting of Summer

This is a painting that I have started (and not yet finished) of my friend Summer. I wanted to paint this portrait so I could practice sewing into it, but it’s taking so long for me to finish. I’m struggling […]

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Sketches from Glyptoteket

Here are some secondary source drawings I made using my primary source sketches from the Glyptoteket Gallery in Copenhagen. I really like the use of different colours to represent tones, and the pattern i’ve created with the pen strokes. I […]

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Finger Painting?

I’ve been working on this portrait of Emma Watson for a little while, but I don’t seem to be getting very far with it. I started off painting with brushes, and I just wasn’t enjoying it. So I found some […]

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