Tag Archives: art

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 […]

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 … […]

WHERE HAVE ALL THE ISMS GONE?

. In the good old days art isms were well defined and understood – Surrealism, Pointillism, Abstract Expressionism etc. Nowadays there are plenty of examples of Narcissism, Sentimentalism, Amateurism and Commercialism but little evidence of an interesting and lasting new art ism. I suspect that the last ism was Post Modernism which has now degenerated […]

THE BOTTOM OF MY GARDEN

So today, I was sitting in the garden enjoying a G&T when I heard a voice emanating from the public footpath the other side of the hedge – “Is that art?” I began to feel a tad depressed. And then I remembered that yesterday, when I was actually on the public footpath looking for feathers, […]

FAIRLIGHT’S COLUMN!

Please find clear and simple directions below on how to find Fairlight’s Column! Fairlight nestles to the East of Hastings right on the coast. It can be found. There is just one road into Fairlight which also has to be used to escape. Basically it’s one large cul-de-sac which goes part way to explaining why […]

WELL …

… it amuses me anyway. The Egg and Sperm Race (click to view some adult content)

WHAT A SIGHT!

I’m wondering if my back gate could be designated an Area of Outstanding Unnatural and Terrific Interest … …. or even a World Heretic Sight? The comments as people fled from my Coastal Currents Open Studio this year would indicate that it could. Are grants available and who do you have to bribe?

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING CONSIDERED

The required minimum requirements required – All applicants must have thrown a total score of 1,000,000 at darts over a period of not less than 24 hours. This will have provided the experience to appreciate the importance of a pebble. This appreciation is vital. Applicants must also provide evidence that they have completed a jigsaw […]

THERE AREN’T …

…. enough words in the world. I’ve never particularly liked the word ‘artist’. It’s too vague. Anything I come up with sounds silly. ‘Artyfactualist’ ‘Romantic Clutterist’ ‘Imaginaryist’ This isn’t a problem at the moment but as soon as a patron steps forward to offer me a permanent space to exhibit my sculptures I will need […]

PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

When the call comes I know what I would do here …. When the call comes I know what I would do here … When the call comes I know what I would do here …. I am ready.