About the oil

  Writing the script for my 2nd symposium caused me to mention the significance that the oil medium has for me. The image above shows a very special oil source obtained about 30 years ago. It is cold pressed linseed oil as supplied by Zecchi of Florence – Zecchi being the artists’ materials shop right […]

Parrhesia

Parrhesia – such a wonderful word/concept to explore on all levels. For example, the tension in “to speak candidly or to ask forgiveness for so speaking” is relevant to the painting’s existence and how it has come about, as I understand it. Header image and below, detail of a recent painting (oil on aluminium approx 125 […]

Continuous with origin

I have been focused on concluding paintings and now also a number of works that have been suspended over a period of time.  I am now able to approach these works and conclude them, showing the maintenance of connection with origin that is at the heart of pictopoiesis. These, as yet unconcluded paintings, each in […]

Thinking around concluding a painting/paintings

The painting and I are bound together by what feels like a kind of covenant bound in with the (picto)poietic act of making, in which we both progress together. For any of it there has to have been an initial impetus which set the work in motion. That was the living me, something which has philosophical significance. […]

Macrocosmic, Microcosmic

Timelapse of the future (video) As if through a window, a single point then line, a universe, and back again – animated sketch of a single line drawing: note to self: The universe inside the black dot/macrocosm, microcosm