Art

Artists and their work. Original creation that’s not crap. Man made stuff for the senses that the senses haven’t sensed before.

365 Project – COMPLETE

365 Project – COMPLETE

364.5 Days ago I launched a project to blog every day throughout 2013. Publishing this very post will complete that project. By way of something to write about today, I thought I’d surface some of my fave moments, and (going by view stats) some of yours. It’s been a remarkable year. Some of it I knew was coming – the… Read more →

These guys brightened up my Monday

These guys brightened up my Monday

A high propencity of the keep left signs in my ‘hood have developed a personality or two, overnight. I’m going to chalk it up as Art. Others, I dare say would call it vandalism. I particularly like the way that it feels like these bollards were purpose built blank canvasses for these faces. Beautification of the mundane is in the… Read more →

Oldest trick in the comic book

Oldest trick in the comic book

I fell for one of the classic marketing ploys today. Free stuff. More precisely, the ol’ “bread at the back of the store” technique. An old friend was running the show at Destination Venus today – Harrogate’s graphic novel and comic store – and he stuck a note of facebook saying it was free comic day. My Yorkshire sensibilities kicked… Read more →

“The impossible photograph”

“The impossible photograph”

“The impossible photograph, that’s really what’s at the heart of my work” Richard Mosse. When I mentioned in my blog post last night that I’d like to try out some colour infraded film, old friend and fine art photographer Anna Karin-Lilleengen posted a link on my facebook wall. The link was to a ‘making of’ style video about a film called The… Read more →

Generation D

Generation D

I received a belated birthday present this morning. A National Semiconductors’ Digital NOVUS LED Watch. I absolutely love it to bits. When these came out – 40 years ago, when I was born (the model I’ve been bought is a ’73 – just like me) they would have been an incredible technology to behold – these were the very first… Read more →

Never Play Chess with a Cricketer

Never Play Chess with a Cricketer

A writer-cum-archaeologist I’ve known for probably way longer than both of us dare to work out – goes by the name of Steve Toase – (which is a good job, as that’s his name) contact me about a commission he’s been working on this summer with photographer Lucy Carolan. There’s a ‘taster’, currently available on the homepage of wideyed.org – including the… Read more →

Daren the taxi driver / artist

Daren the taxi driver / artist

We should all encourage my old friend, (yes old) to add more to his new blog : 60000 miles per year.  He’s an actual artist – an award winning Fine artist of a brilliant calibre (par exemple) who is undoubtedly going to be recognised as such one of these days. Possibly after he’s dead like all the true martyrs of art…. Read more →