Saturday, 24 June 2017

ellis






































ellis  C-type print in rescued paper frame. approx 5 x 6 inches.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

consolation index / falling body






































the motion of a falling body  paper, photographs, tape, pencil.  25 x 26 cms

Saturday, 17 June 2017

buoy






































buoy: n. a floating object warning of danger. v. to lift someone's spirits by providing help and empathy.

Thursday, 15 June 2017

an empty soul






































an empty soul (notes for braille print. mixed media on 250 x 260 mm page)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017

the irreplaceable



























Barthes on photography + mourning.
“It is said that mourning, by its gradual labour, slowly erases pain; I could not, I cannot believe this; because for me, Time eliminates the emotion of loss (I do not weep), that is all. For the rest, everything has remained motionless. For what I have lost is not a Figure (the Mother), but a being; and not a being, but a quality (a soul): not the indispensable, but the irreplaceable.”

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

noeme






































noeme  (polaroid, glassine, paper, pencil) 8.75 x 10.25 inches

Monday, 5 June 2017

in you water






































in you water  (C-type, paper, pencil)  9.75 x 10.25 inches

Saturday, 3 June 2017

kite tale






































kite tale  C-type print, paper, tape, pencil.  8.75 x 10.25 inches

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

consolation index / vernal







































consolation index / vernal  (notes re locating pain, identifying, naming ...)

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017

180°






































the other 180 degrees?
It was hell.
I miss you too.
Goddamned ghost.

(randomly generated text from 'Bin-jip' aka '3-Iron' / Kim ki-Duk 2004)

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

sometimes i feel






































“How odd I can have all this inside me and to you it’s just words.”
― David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

Sometimes I Feel  C-type print, mixed media on paper  8.5 x 10.25 inches.

Monday, 15 May 2017

missing being






































" ... the photograph of the missing being, as Sontag says, will touch me like the delayed rays of a star.” Roland Barthes, Camera Lucida: Reflections on Photography.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Wait



























'Lover and thinker alike stage their utterances in solitude, and there can be first persons only when there are second and third persons.' Roland Barthes

Thursday, 4 May 2017

celexa






































Celexa (polaroids, tape, paper, pencil) 9 x 10.5 inches.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

1 + 0 = 1




working on a collaboration this week. a feeling of 'the void'. resisting the obvious, sentimental perception of pregnancy and usual 'male gaze'. test prints. work in progress ...

Monday, 24 April 2017

NET 2.3 AutoCorrect






































... from little quartet of images, edition of 50, available from Oranbeg Press at Philadelphia Book Fair, May 5. Part of their ‘NET 2.3 AutoCorrect’ project with various other artists.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

cuni alloy






































Cuni Alloy (C-type, paper, hinges, pencil, pastel) 8.75 x 10.25 inches

Monday, 17 April 2017

usual haunts






































Usual Haunts  (C-type print, paper, tape, stamp hinges) 8.75 x 10.25 inches.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

undertow






































[uhn-der-toh] 1.1 figurative An implicit quality, emotion, or influence underlying the
superficial aspects of something.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

the telephone






































While working on this, I was thinking about 'the male gaze' and how nudes have become dull, photographic clich├ęs. I also wanted to subtitle this with something that pulls those thoughts together but there's better insight than I could ever offer on this subject here.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Logic






































"Every work of art must be logical. Therein lies the truth. It must be steeped in logic; not in the pseudo-logic of clear ideas, not in the logic of knowledge and demonstration, but in the working logic of every day, eternally mysterious and disturbing” Jacques Maritain

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017

World's End






































A favourite long lost polaroid from World's End flat. circa 1991.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Monday, 27 February 2017

creep rate

























creep (sometimes called cold flow) is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Mourning Fields
































In the Aeneid, the 'Mourning Fields' was a section of the underworld reserved for souls who wasted their lives for unrequited love.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Married































I came back from the funeral and crawled
around the apartment, crying hard,
searching for my wife’s hair.
For two months got them from the drain,
from the vacuum cleaner, under the refrigerator,
and off the clothes in the closet.
But after other Japanese women came,
there was no way to be sure which were
hers, and I stopped. A year later,
repotting Michiko’s avocado, I find
a long black hair tangled in the dirt.


'Married' Jack Gilbert

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tilth






































Tilth (paper, pencil, stamp hinges on board) 9 x 12 inches

Thursday, 26 January 2017

20 yards of shade























Ten text pieces from 'Misunderstood' relating to chapters from 'A Beginner's Guide to the Sea'. 9 x 12 inches each on vellum-covered scalloped-edge photo boards; book fragments, stamp hinges, mending thread, embroidery silk ...

Friday, 20 January 2017

the unknown is always the marvellous






































Work in progress. Text taken from found book ('Misunderstood').  Scalloped
card mounts with glassine overlay. Ten in all. 9 x 12 inches.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Eyes Closed






































'Myodaeopsia, also called Muscae volitantes (Latin: "flying flies"), or ‘mouches volantes’. Floaters are visible because of the shadows they cast on the retina and can appear alone or together with several others in one's visual field. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float slowly before the observer's eyes ...'