Tag Archives: WOODCUT

AVAST YE!!!!

Well me old sea shanties, Ive been having a lovely couple of months working on a new collection for an exhibition at Studio FlamingosaurusRex (the purple gallery at 22 Bruntsfield Place – opposite the garage and up a bit).

Even with directions as good as mine you may be better off consulting a map – and, conveniently enough, thats exactly what I’ve been working on.

I have plundered 16 ordinance survey maps of Edinburgh in the 1940’s and left my pirate stamp ….

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much more fun than satnav….

Come and see my unframed pirate maps and original framed lino cuts – opening night 18 November 2016, 6pm-beer runs out.

Exhibition runs till 1 December, come on the opening night dressed as a pirate and get £10 off a print – I also have pirate badges for sale as its Children in Need and all money raised will go to a good cause.

What are they pirate maps???  They just d’aaaaaaar

Studio Flamingosaurus Rex, 22 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4HN

(in partnership with Edinburgh Beer Factory – shiver me timbers….)

 

 


Im having an exhibition ……

Very excited to announce that the Edinburgh Drawing School at 13a Great King Street Edinburgh are exhibiting 50 of my pieces.  Resins, woodcuts, painting, pastel, photography and neons at sensible, affordable prices

Opening on Saturday 16 April 2016 12-3pm and running till 14 May

Pop in and support me, it would mean a great deal.

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PESKY GREEKS

I have just spent the last 3 or 4 months working on a series of lino cuts based on Greek Mythology.  This is not the final set as I hate Icarus and some need more work – however I plan to use the 12 images to create a calendar and your comments and criticism would be greatly appreciated.

APHRODITE ATHENA GRIFFIN HADES HARPIE ICARUS MEDUSA MINATOUR PEGASUS POSIEDON THOR TREE OF KNOWLEDGE


WHATS YOUR SIN??

In AD 590, two centuries after Evagrius wrote his list, Pope Gregory I revised this list to the more common Seven Deadly Sins, by folding (sorrow/despair/despondency) into acedia, vain glory into pride, and adding envy. – repeated by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) centuries later in The Divine Comedy, as follows:

1  luxuria (lechery/lust)
2  gula (gluttony)
3  avaritia (avarice/greed)
4  acedia (sloth/discouragement)
5  ira (wrath)

6  invidia (envy)
7  superbia (pride)

I, the artist, am guilty of sins numbers 1, 2, 3 & 5, not 4, 6 & 7 of the Bible’s Seven Deadly Sins. These are explored for myself and for others in the form of woodcuts because of their medieval style, carved small then blown-up larger.  It is hard to represent literal abstractions when seeking a more subjective or penitent form of working in art as prayer that feels both for the material used as well as for the imagery, representational and abstract. I avoid a cartoon form and the literary obvious, while, at the same time, seeking an iconic representation that is meaningful to me. As every artist knows, art is a wrestle between private and public language. Art is not predominantly about is easily defined in words. The seven deadly sins are difficult for anyone to define because they imply confessing our personal failings, and our society’s failings generally, and they remain open to ambiguity and reinterpretation.

ACEDIA - SLOTH AVARATIA - TOAD GULA -  PRIDE INVIDIA - ENVY IR - GLUTTONY SUPERBIA - WRATHLUXURIA - LUST

 

you can buy my stuff at http://www.saatchiart.com/account/collection/86081


Im not actually Picasso – I also carve other things!

Ok,  so I love a bit of Guernica, but I also do other things!

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ITS WHAT I DO

Artists Statement

A conceptual artist whose work and research centres round the subject of collections and memory.

Member of the printmakers workshop for the past 5 years and works predominantly with photographic lithography and woodcuts.

I like things that look like mistakes, loving the medium of woodcuts and the rawness of the printed image.

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My influences are fairly diverse but when in doubt I cant go wrong with Bruce Nauman, Picasso, Max Pechstein, Emil Nolde, Matthew Barney, Helen Chadwick and anything to do with the Flux Movement ……. OH AND GUERNICA!