Sunday 28 February 2016

Thursday 25 February 2016

Small industrial estate on the back of a sparrow, oil 20 x 15cm

Monday 22 February 2016

Concept collage / sketch for The Arrival, 2001, photocopy and pencil, A5

From 15 years ago, one of my first concept 'sketches' for The Arrival in which I began by drawing over the top of a collection of photocopied pictures, mainly of migrants and refugees from different eras. At this stage I was not sure what kind of project this was in either style or narrative, just playing with images, such as this one, with a vague suggestion of 'serpents'. I still use this technique often now, albeit more digitally, starting with found images and evolving them over time via multiple drawings, ingesting other references along the way.

Sunday 21 February 2016

Tiny Sunset, colour pencil & biro, 5 x 3cm

Last night I had a dream that I was working in an advertising firm and had to come up with a poster on some environmental theme. I remember well enough what I did to recreate it here. I often do a lot of painting and writing  in my dreams - pretty much all of it abysmal! Unusually, this one seems pretty good, probably a lot better than anything I would come up with during waking hours.

Wednesday 17 February 2016

detail from The Lost Thing (2000), oil
A recent ABC Radio National story about ships that sail the air, from medieval tales to the present, in which I was invited to make a few comments; a very interesting subject.


Sunday 14 February 2016

Wednesday 10 February 2016

Tuesday 9 February 2016

Wednesday 3 February 2016