Recent studies using mixed media on card, paper and sketchbooks have been leading to much more free and abstracted pieces that is the way I’m trying to push forward into more poetic, less pictorially restricted territory… ‘Flowing Through Space’ (top-left) was a bit of a breakthrough. Many of these pieces are moving fluidly through city […]
A very talented and enthusiastic student of mine blogged her visit to my studio with the photo and creative writing below, which I really like, and kindly allowed me to re-post here. It is great to be able to see the studio through fresh eyes… “Monday 23 January 2012: What’s through the door this week? […]
I always find interest in the variety of cityscape spaces, especially at twilight or night when it is easier not to discriminate between shapes. Atmosphere! Winter in Glasgow is not so bad after all. The moon shot I snapped reminds me of Dogen, who often used it as a metaphor for our experience and glimpses […]
End of December 3 day trip to the Trossachs National Park Central Scotland 8 and a half hours walk, crampons on at around 400m Exhilarating but tough crunching through snow and ice Carrying materials, limited time for sculpture Drifting snow along the ridge from Ben Ledi to Ben Vane Snowmelt, deer and headtorches for walk back […]
Have been drawing from various sculpture and my other objects in the studio, this was a quick continuous line drawing from a clay piece. The image on the right is of preparation for new work, this kind of prep is an enjoyable art in itself!
Studio work in progress… From the Hill Top Some one from below Is looking at the whirling Of the cherry snow. Hakugetsu Recently I have been reading and considering the 7th Century Hua-yen Chinese philosophy that influenced Zen in terms of that concept of interconnectedness and impermanence and I’m pulling this into my worldview behind […]
‘Art is Explosion’ Okamoto Taro November 4th to November 9th: ‘HOPE Somalia‘ exhibition at Konstnärshuset, Stockholm, of local and global artists raising funds for the starving millions in Somalia. I’m delighted to participate in this very worthwhile show with two new pieces (including ‘Rising’ below) in this Venetian style palace in the centre of Stockholm and […]
Summer has been really busy, creative and joyful and we managed to get out the city for a few trips and even caught the best weather too! We went to the Outer Hebrides for the second time this year, this time loading up the bikes with gear, a colourful and motley mix of art and […]