The world is a small place. I have never been to Australia, or China. A close family member, living in the USA, was in Perth recently and sent me a present of a press-out model of its famous Bell Tower. It came as two small sheets of foam board. I made it up and it had a height of about 325 mm.Continue reading
On 10 July 2010 Stephanie and I visited the Musée Océanographique de Monaco and my understanding was that we were going to see an excellent aquarium—guess who planned the itinerary. The first thing I noticed on entering the building was a display of a large shark in a glass case. I spent some time examining the specimen and appreciating the shark. In my head I could not understand why the head had been pulled up in what seemed an unnatural way. I had heard about the work of Damien Hirst: animals in formaldehyde with axes and that type of thing, but it did not dawn on me that I had been studying an example. I discovered that later.Continue reading
My eye was caught by a point of reflected light, which must have been the intentional. In the medieval village of St. Paul de Vence someone had suspended a compact disc from the eaves of a roof by a long string.
This is my impression of a scene in St. Paul de Vence near Nice in France. It is in watercolour on paper, measuring 162mm × 250mm. It is called ‘Galerie.’ While I was still at Nice I began laying it out in pencil from a photo I took and printed at 15cm × 10cm.