Saturday, 5 December 2015

A System That Still Kills Me

A little bit heavy, I was trying to learn more about colonial history after being brought to the realisation that we all grow up in a society based on it's systems of oppression and white privilege, and so, we are all on some level, battling a personal fight against bias, daily and constantly. I was reading Rudyard Kipling and also reading articles that linked the air strikes to slavery. Historically, the airstrike is very much a colonial invention. Stop rebellion by interfering with violence. Teach them to be scared. Young men who rebel because their place in life has been taken away. Obviously this is pretty complicated. Anyway this piece is about the airstrikes targeting innocents and how they are a representation of todays continuing colonial rule over non white people.

A driving force behind it was also the opportunity to exhibit in the Common Weal exhibition - Scotland's Political Awakening. Here's an article about the show that mentions me

The work is an original print in an edition of 20.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

A month in Cambodia with a rubbish camera but many beautiful things. I miss the urgency of getting out there and seeing the land. And the warm temperature. And the new experiences.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Natural paint, creative mapping inspired by pychogeography, a map of The City of Glasgow superimposed on the world with routes and black marks that could have been on either. This was for UNFIX festival of performance and ecology at the CCA and part of my work for The Clipperton Project.

Northern Isles Expedition - The Clipperton Project

Scalloway, Fair Isle, Eday. Spirit of June with Sleepy Eagle.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

A bit of illustrated type. One of my old favourites - Perpetua.
I want to build up some sets of hand done lettering that I can use for works. 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Creative Mapping Workshop

I delivered a creative mapping workshop in Possilpark for The Concrete Garden as part of my work with The Clipperton Project.

Some nice things marked on the map include: frogs, houses, gardens, i lost my phone here, dogs, trees, buses, splodgy squares and the canal.

We also used some polystyrene which I rescued from the street and an out of date road map of the UK to do some printmaking and poster making.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Here's a short film I made while I was on expedition with The Clipperton Project in Peru. Put together very quickly. Next time: a better camera, nicer sound track, more editing time.

I'm loving small moments, splodgy writing, earth from above, quietness, moody trees shaking about, humans playing, spying on people.

We were in some remote villages along the Maranon and the Ukuyali rivers, the two rivers that join to become The Amazon.

This was shot on a small hand held camera from work. I don't know the model unfortunately.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Hello blog.

Here are three pieces of work.

Some other updates (short and snappy):

Still in Glasgow
I have more twitter followers than I ever had blog followers though still not very many @mousey4983
I have been working with the wonderful Clipperton Project with many adventures by boat to far off places
I've been doing some workshops with a lovely organisation called Depot Arts who organise workshops, gigs, events and all sorts in North Glasgow
I'll be posting here more often.