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    Eagle

    There is a myth that eagles can look directly at the sun without blinking. The female eagles make their young look at the sun and if they can’t do it they were not considered real eagles and were thrown out of the nest. Nay if thou be […]

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    Raven

    How is it with you ravens, whence are you come With gory beak at the dawning of day? You lodged last night I ween [suppose] Where you knew the corpses were lying This comes from an old Viking song. The raven was worshipped and revered […]

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    Wren

    Here’s my lovely little wren. You can see him framed up and looking gorgeous above. He is cut from a map of Mount Kilimanjaro. I love the way he looks like he has a ruff. The inspiration for this piece came from the quote He […]

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    Forming Words – Clotworthy House

    I’m happy to say I have some work in the exhibition, Forming Words, which is taking place at Clotworthy House, in Antrim, Northern Ireland.  The exhibition runs from 10 March to 10 May. Unfortunately there isn’t much information online about the exhibition but you can […]

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    Zap Art Tour

    I went on a Zap Art Tour last week (I’ve written about a previous one here) last week. It’s a great way to catch up with some exhibitions and to chat with some fellow artists. We visited 7 galleries. I’m always exhausted after a tour and have […]

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    More Faces that are inspiring me

    I went on a trip to the V&A to look for more faces. And here they are. You can see my previous inspiring faces post here. I’m still in the thinking phase for this new work. I like this phase, it feels like nothing is […]

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    Marlene Dumas at Tate Modern

    Have you seen the Marlene Dumas exhibition at Tate Modern yet? I went at the weekend. It was amazing. I was already a fan but I hadn’t like some of her recent work I’d seen so I went with some trepidation. I needn’t have worried […]

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    Upcyclist Book

    I’m very pleased to announce that my work is featured in this lovely new book, Upcyclist written by the lovely Antonia Edwards. As you can imagine it’s all about artists and designers that ‘upcycle’ materials.  It’s a beautiful book and is available now. I saw […]

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    Hitomi’s leaf

    Last year I went on a studio visit to my lovely friend Hitomi Hosono. Sadly I forgot to take any photos, I was too engrossed in finding all about Hitomi’s practice and how she makes her amazing work. You may remember that she won the […]

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  • Madrid Reina Sofia a few other images

    Here are some photos of a few other pieces that inspired me as we were wandering around the the museum.  

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