Sat
27
May
2017

DOUGHNUTS CAN BE GOOD FOR YOU

 
Right, listen up. Eating too many doughnuts is way bad for you. ‘Ickle and not often thank you very much.
However, ‘Doughnut Economics’ as explained by Kate Raworth (link to ‘er blog – HERE), looks as though it might be well good for you.
I’ve drawn my interpretation of this theory and expanded it to the ultimate goal – the JAM DOUGHNUT!

The Real Diagram

 

The Betterer Diagram

Basically it’s “Down with expansionism, There’s enough to go round for everyone you greedy bar stewards, Yer Mother Earth is getting a tad pissed off, Work on your sense of balance and What’s for tea?”
My understanding of economics is well founded as I’ve been to art college. I’ve also been to Cambridge but that was a day trip and doesn’t really count.
If you have any questions about Doughnut Economics contact Kate Raworth through her blog as I’m very busy in the shed.

 

 

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Wed
19
Apr
2017

PRACTICAL ADVICE

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The reason for this photograph is not to
show you my studio in Portugal but to give
you some practical advice.

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There are two vital pieces of equipment showing that
every aspiring artist needs. I cannot over-emphasis
how important they are.

(Pause whilst the avid viewer carefully studies
the photograph using well honed observational
skills and enormous brain power)

The answer is the chair, required for contemplation
and inspiration often mistaken for dozing, and the
kitchen roll for wiping the chair before sitting down so you don’t get into trouble later when collapsing on the sofa wearing dirty trousers.

Anything else you need to make something is entirely up to you.

You are very welcome.

Mon
17
Apr
2017

MOVING WITH THE TIMES

Work continues apace at A Galeria Secreta in Portugal.

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It was felt that the classic ‘4 Weddings and a Funeral’ needed
updating to reference progression in recognisable official relationships.

Here you can quite clearly see that I’m getting very near to the edge –
the cutting edge – of social and artistic excellence.

Assumptions are made about the elderly but let me assure you
that my mind races along the bus-lane as well as it ever has.

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Thu
6
Apr
2017

THE SHORT TEMPERED MAN OF FAIRLIGHT

 

Although Grumpy has been created in Portugal
he will have a significant role to play later in the year at the Cliff Top Residence during

Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017.

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He appears to be on his soap-box once again, well, perched
at the base of a yucca plant actually.
I couldn’t quite work out what he was saying but it sounded
like “BREAKFAST MEANS BREAKFAST!!!”

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Tue
4
Apr
2017

THE JUICES CONTINUE FLOWING.

 

Although A Galeria Secreta in Portugal is getting quite crowded yet another
sculpture has emerged.

This is Hilda sitting atop the Boar’s Jaw throne surveying her boardom.

Well it’s either that or Hilda is worried her HRT treatment has gone terribly wrong.

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Thu
16
Mar
2017

THE ARTY TOURIST GUIDE

East Sussex is full of interesting places to visit and many have connecting themes.

 

 

The Long Man of Wilmington is a hill figure on the steep slopes of Windover Hill … near Wilmington surprisingly.

In sight of this, although quite a long way away, is the fascinating Farleys House near Chiddingly, which has been converted into a museum and archive featuring the lives and work of its former residents, the photographer Lee Miller and the Surrealist artist Roland Penrose. Well worth a tour – details under this link.

And then there’s this ….

 

 

… the Short Man of Fairlight which isn’t in sight of anything really although of course it is insightful.
However this will be available to view during Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017. Oh, by the way, there will also be a variation on this theme just as soon as I’ve made it.

 

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Fri
24
Feb
2017

GENTLE DIGS

I love to have a gentle dig at the expense of the
art establishment.

This piece starts off a new series I’ll be making under the banner
‘Art on a Shoestring’.

It’s titled ‘The Physical Possibility of Affording Some Art’.

I went to Goldsmiths’ College quite a few years before Damien Hirst and co
and therefore missed out on the excitement of the Brit Art phenomenon. I’m quite pleased as I think it must have been rather confusing.

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Thu
16
Feb
2017

ROLL REVERSAL

Here’s a jolly jape when visiting friends.

When you use the facilities change how the loo roll is presented and never say anything to anybody ever*. Do this every time you visit like I do.

*whoops

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Sun
5
Feb
2017

GOOD LUCK!

 

I’m very lucky.

I have the time and inclination to change this …

 

… via this …

… and adding it to this …

 

… to make this.

 

 

Now all I’ve got to do is work out how to
display it in a freestanding position in the middle of the lawn.

My Trick Cyclist will be on show during Coastal Currents Open Studios 2017.

As I’ve often said “UP HASTINGS!!!”

 

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Thu
2
Feb
2017

THE TEDDY TEAM ….

 

…. are still in training.

 

No one has any idea why or for what.

 

Go with the flow say I.