Author Archives: daddyp

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 […]

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 […]

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 .

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 […]

THE TEDDY TEAM ….

  …. are still in training.   No one has any idea why or for what.   Go with the flow say I.  

ART – THE ANTIDOTE TO ALGORITHMS

There are no rules. Think outside and inside and on top of and underneath the box. Ignore the box. Don’t think. Over think. If you encourage viewers to see something they haven’t noticed before, or to think differently, or anger them, or give them a reassuring warm feeling, or present an image that haunts … […]

MINI TWIGLET JENGA

A few years ago I invented this marvellous game! The family love to play it. The rules are simple. You play in reverse of normal Jenga in that each person takes a turn to add to the tower. When someone causes the tower to collapse they have to eat all the Twiglets. There is one […]

PARTY TIME!

We went to a lunch this week to celebrate the 60th birthday of one of my Russian cousins. It was a lovely occasion, though not uneventful, and a good time was had by all. A trio played traditional Russian music, which bizarrely included ‘Those were the days’ by Mary Hopkins, which added to the atmosphere.  […]

THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA

Most people use magnifying glasses to help see fine detail, to examine and discover. A few use them to start fires or kill small insects. I could waffle on about what I’m getting at but you are all intelligent enough to understand … I hope. .

A VIEWING SUGGESTION

For those people who can’t get beyond wondering why I use rubber ducks a lot this might help. Imagine the duck is a person, even perhaps, yourself. Anyway, this piece is called ‘This is What Ducks Do’ and is made from very heavy limestone and a rubber duck. Technically it was quite tricky to make […]