Thursday, 26 July 2012

The estates of you.

For a little while I have been looking at, photographing and drawing a number of estates around London which were built in an attempt to fulfil a utopian philosophy.

The estates are now in a state. Many of the buildings are empty with just a handful of families occupying huge tower blocks.

When I visited the estates I could see where attempts to rejuvenate the spaces, both by the local authority, community groups and individual residents had taken place. There were sign of colours and leftovers from community activities. Some blocks had been partially painted or covered with brightly coloured veneers. Individuals had clearly defined their own space within the estate with bars and fences which they then filled with flowers, plants and other items which made the space "their own". My favorite is still the shed on the 3rd floor balcony.

I think this is stage one of this project. For stage two I would like to visit and explore communities that have been created with a similar philosophy in mind but instead of being built by local authorities they have manifested directly out of the desires of the people and communities that would occupy them.

The estates of you. 1, 2 & 3

monoprint, wood, fabric

The estates. Assemblage drawings.


Wednesday, 30 May 2012

just a few more...

country living magazine, carbon paper, pencil 2012

emulsion, varnish and acrylic on floor boards 2012

Kitchen phallus

a consideration of domestic gender roles. Enough said?

Saturday, 19 May 2012

SSSOC Shau Fenster, Berlin April 2012

Here's some pictures from the opening exhibition of Sing Sweet Songs of Conviction. It was fun!

I made a tool meets country living

Some drawings from I made a tool to measure space and country living magazine may 2012 issue.

ink, oil pastel, carbon paper

May 2012

Saturday, 5 May 2012

I made a tool to measure space

I have been finding it hard at work recently. I made a tool to measure space.
It refers to Hall's proximity space: 18" = intimate space, 48" = personal space, 144" = social space, 300" = public space.

When I go back to work on Wednesday I will carry it with me to use when needed. I will write, film and take pictures. I will produce a zine so you can see what happened.

"I made a tool to measure space"
2012- ongoing project
used domestic fabric, pillow and quilt stuffing

Monday, 16 April 2012

Sing Sweet Songs of Conviction

The traveling art show begins...

April 19 from 19.00 
Anteprima/Sneak Peak, "Fliegen am Schaufenster"
Two live performances to be viewed from outside the 20 meter gallery window:
Alessia Armeni, "24-Hour Painting" and

April 20 from 20.00
Special performance by guest artist, Jennifer Hope Davy, "Onwards, Darkness" and DJ 
Soundscape by Loganic, "Sweet Sounds of Conmixion"

Schau Fenster-Schauraum für Kunst 
Lobeckstrasse 30 - 35
10969 Berlin / U-8 Moritzplatz, M29

Perennial Art curates the Berlin show, and Jennifer Hope Davy is the guest artist in Berlin.

Friday, 16 March 2012

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Following on...

Following on from the "some even grew rich..." pieces I have been moving towards making some assemblage work based on the paper installation and collages and some earlier drawings/snapshot photos of physical spaces.  I am still looking at the ground between utopian living and domestic reality- this piece is called "scotoma" a title pinched from the ALISN show at Sluice art fair where the original "some even grew rich and became the object of their neighbours envy" installation was presented.


Used fabric assemblage