Despite the appearance of inactivity there has been a lot going on behind the scenes. In between finishing a small commission

I have been attending meetings, creating plans and attempting to map out my art activity for the next six months.

A project has changed shape which requires me to go back to the drawing board and get back to the library thumbing through real books!

I’ve been focusing on photographs of Antarctica by Herbert Ponting and Frank Hurley from the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. But in the process of revisiting their depictions I stumbled upon someone new : George Murray Levick who was a surgeon and zoologist and survivor from Scott’s final expedition. His notebook and photographs feature in the book: A gun for a fountain pen. I didn’t have my library card to borrow it but here are two of my favourite images from the book


Imagine interacting with such an unknown landscape so boldly.
The next few months are going to be particularly busy with exhibiting a couple of older works as well as creating an entirely new work that will be out doors! Yes, this is a bit of a leap for me and has a whole new set of problem solving and drawing to deal with. And all this will happen inbetween deinstalling and making some new 2D works as well
as a bit of dreaming of some new research directions. Watch this space!