9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards

One of the images from the series in development Narrative of Things: Formerly of Use was nominated for the 9th Black and White Spider Awards in the Still Life: Professional category.   So excited and proud to be involved in this. Check out the link below to seem some truly amazing black and white photography: http://www.thespiderawards.com/gallery/9th/index.php   Formerly Of Use – Bottles in a…

Time where ever you may find it

What to do on a rainy Monday when you have a spare moment, write a blog post? Why not. Except I am not sure what to say. In the hectic jumble of squabbles, decisions and changes to decisions that is booking an overseas holiday, my art rather fell by the wayside last weekend. In normal circumstances I might not care, I would have my…

Caravaggio and a Basket of Fruit

I don’t really shoot fruit and veg and food as still life. I had one brief foray into the genre when at college, painting with dim, coloured torch light to make extremely simple and chiaroscuro heavy images of such edibles as pears, plums, bananas and potatoes sitting on textured tiles (click on the thumbnails for larger images): Entwined 1 Entwined 2 Entwined 3 A…

Metal Horse Figurine

Still figuring out where this little fellow came from. A gift from Nonni, my grandmother, when I was just a kid, it never occurred to me to wonder. It looks like a souvenir from a museum exhibition – Greek, Mycenaean, not sure.. have to do a little bit more research!

Cracked Wooden Cup

From the Objects as They Are series. Each object I find or buy or unearth out of my old possessions is being tracked through these photos, along with a brief object “file” which has it’s provenance and it’s history. Have I used it before in an artwork? What do I know about it? Where did I get it? This came from Faulconbridge Antiques, sitting…

Salter’s Pocket Balance

Part of the Objects as they Are series within A Narrative of Things. These are designed to make me think of how I view the objects, they are simplified and pared down. They mimic the clean white backgrounds of museum object file images, but not entirely: Shallow depths of field, odd angles, whatever and however the object’s interest strikes me.

Objects and Narratives: an introduction to me and my art

The further I get into the journey of developing my art, the more I realize that I have three overarching elements which materialize in any individual work, or (more likely in my case) bodies of work that I attempt: The urge to abstraction The creation of narrative (normally narratives which approach entropy) The never-ending desire to make still life pictures (the diametric opposite to…