21 Apr 2015

Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.

To-do list

I love talking about making art and even more so about making sculptures. I've become a bit of a one song dude in this respect really. If you talk art long enough to anyone in the know, the conversation eventually turns to or comes to the conclusion that, making art is a process of problem solving. That's my experience anyway. That's why I think I like it so much. The challenge is everything to me. In fact whenever I meet someone to whom this is not the case I am immediately suspicious of their ability. Not for any other reason than if it is anything other than a personal journey, something must be missing.

Anyway, I'm leaning today, sun shining, too cold to be a fantastic day, skyward in my usual art making attire, puffy white blouse, boat shoes, no socks and baggy yet strategically and fashionably splattered pants and it came to me. I've been working (thinking) on a pair of sculptures for ages. At least a year (laugh if you want) I would expect. Nothing unusual I suppose, similar to all my work really but they  had an inherent problem in their manufacture I just couldn't solve. Today was the day. It's so very simple now it's kind of embarrassing but I just couldn't see it but today I did. That's just how it works. I'm really happy, it feels like a real win. Hope you've all had a good one too.

16 Apr 2015

Ulysses Davis

Get Off My Back

Ulysses Davis was a Barber who's shop was home to hundreds of his wooden sculptures. When asked if he sold them he replied “They’re my treasure. If I sold these, I’d be really poor.”

Beast with wings

Tomg of Pontius Pilate

Strange Fruit

If you are interested in the late Mr Ulysses Davis I can highly recommend this book.

6 Apr 2015

The owls are not what they seem.

Dear Facebook Friends, Showtime did not pull the plug on Twin Peaks. After 1 year and 4 months of negotiations, I left because not enough money was offered to do the script the way I felt it needed to be done. This weekend I started to call actors to let them know I would not be directing. Twin Peaks may still be very much alive at Showtime. I love the world of Twin Peaks and wish things could have worked out differently. - David Lynch