Thursday, 31 May 2012

Stargazing in Lahore at the Brick Box

Hi everyone,
I've got some more exciting news! I'm going to be exhibiting my work at the Brick Box in Brixton Village Market. More details below-

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Chris and her Masks

I went to see my friend Chris the mask-maker today. She's recently made a whole set of cool new masks. We had a lot of fun trying them out in her studio!

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Suffolk Coast and Country

I've been exploring some really beautiful parts of Suffolk these last few days. I took these pictures at Felixtowe Ferry, Ipwich and Dedham Vale (Constable Country)

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

The Tooting Transition Shop

I've been helping out my good friend Lucy Neal lately with the Transition Town Tooting shop. For nine days only Transition Town Tooting has taken over an empty shop on Upper Tooting Road to bring together all the energies of TTT into one place and invite people in Tooting to take part in re-imagining our world. As part of Wandsworth Arts Festival TTT have teamed up with renowned participatory artists Encounters to create The Tooting Transition Shop - a shop where nothing is for sale but all are welcome to exchange stories, ideas, skills and food.' For more info check out the official Transition blog: Also for anyone living locally I would def recommend a visit to the shop! Took some pics today-

Monday, 14 May 2012

Hannah in her Studio

I went to see Hannah at her studio the other day, she's got lots of really cool new work up! 
Def worth checking out her stuff:

Friday, 11 May 2012

Conversations with Mad Clarity

So I came up with this idea yesterday for a new book I want to write. It's going to be about this deeply troubled and very unpredictable philosopher type called Mad Clarity and the conversations he shares with objects and plants and animals and people. Some of his conversations are incredibly meaningful and deep while others completely absurd and ridiculous- though each has a purpose and an outcome. 

Mr Clarity, whilst on a mission to gain a greater understanding on life and his place in the scheme of all things, is also determined to 'awaken' humankind by engaging with people and asking simple questions which either provoke individuals to look inwards and to reflect or to take the easy way out and brand him a madman. 

In this book I'd really like to explore concepts like madness, being, consciousness and belief. I started writing some notes last night and ended up nearly filling my book with bits of dialogue and ideas and brainstorms on things like kodak batteries, alternate time-lines, plastic eggs and reptilian shape-shifters. I also dug up a whole load of books including the Buddhist Bible, the Imitation of Christ and the Purification of the Soul which I think might be very useful! I'm really interested to see where this goes. 

I've always written for myself, mainly because I love writing. I love creating new worlds and exploring and living in them through different characters. I def think that writing can be an incredibly enlightening process and offer a whole load of new insights and new depths into everyday life. With every book and short story I've written, I've always come away having learned something new. I've got a feeling this project will take me to some very interesting (and maybe even dark) places! Anyway as ever -it would be great to hear your thoughts on it, if you've got any!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

North Downs Walk

I went for a walk in the North Downs today (Boxhill to Dorking) with a mate, it was quite cold and miserable and muddy but great to be outdoors. I've edited these to make them look a little less dreary.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012