Sunday, 8 November 2009

Funeral of John F. Kennedy, 25th November 1963.

Photographs of the Kennedy family.
Circle cutouts and colour photocopy and re-photographed.
I have recently become interested in icons and how they are portrayed at particular moments in time; that are very specific to that individual. I have been using the images of JFK's funeral as I recently found an original copy of National Geographic magazine that contained the whole funeral in photographs.

The Presidential family and The Oval Office.
Colour photocopy, circle cutter.

The Flag over the Casket of JFK, with assorted world leaders.
Colour photocopy, felt tip.

Venice Postcards

Postcard views of famous Venetian landmarks that I haven't visited, but would love to one day. I am interested in the subtle re-working of the surface, by cutting and re-forming the image.

Friday, 6 November 2009


I have been working on a series of ideas this week, seem unable to settle to one set of works, so I have decided to work on all my ideas at once. So; I have been reconfiguring post cards of places I would like to live and do live, Venice and Ipswich, respectively ; I have been working on a series based on a National Geographic magazine I found of President Kennedy's funeral (this mainly involves counting the people in the cortege) and producing works for a zine in the USA called Abalcabal.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Postcards of Ipswich

I am thinking about how you can take bland, mass produced imagery and subvert the surface in a subtle but ,ultimately, destructive way.
Postcards of Ipswich with repositioned centres.

New Images of Ipswich

Postcards of Ipswich with all the dots from a page of stickers.

Work in MOMA collection

The Book about death show that has been in the Emily Harvey Foundation in New York has now moved to the Queens Art Museum, New York and also to the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. If any one is in the area to visit.
The show is about the idea of the unbound book, artists were invited to submit 500 postcards on the theme "about Death" and then visitors to the gallery could collect the set to make up an un-bound book.
One of the book sets has been purchased by the MOMA in New York for their permenant collection, which is very exciting.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Ipswich model.

High St. Annexe and Museum

St. Margarets Church and Bolton Lane.

Unknown Church Ipswich town centre.

Fore St.

Willis Building.

Corn Exchange (missing).
Mobile phone photographs.
These photographs are of a set of 3D models of Ipswich circa 1960. I have been obsessed with maps and plans for a very long time and how they can be used to trace your place within society, both literally and metaphorically. I hope to use these photos as part of my on going interest in recording the places that I live, have lived and wish to live.

Drawings from High St Art School.

We have been working up at the old High St Annexe and found these fantastic scale models of Ipswich town centre circa 1960, these are some drawings of these beautiful models.
Felt Tip on paper.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

New work - Postcards and collage

These are some new images I have been working with, looking at found postcards and manipulating them by college and cutting. I am thinking about how to interfere with the surface of the image, whilst maintaining its integrity as a 2 dimensional object.

Saturday, 12 September 2009

A Book about death, New York.

Thank you to Matthew Rose and the Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, the Book about death private view looked really exciting when it was broadcast live on the internet last night.

To watch excerpts from the live webcast click here

Stars, Birds and Mausoleums.

Puffin and star .

Puffin and moustache.

Grrrrrfalcon (iceland) and star.

Pink and falcon.

Twinned Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa.

Twinned Jephson Mausoleum, Leamington Spa.

This is new work based on my travels to Iceland and Leamington Spa, I realise that these two places are at extremes of the tourist spectrum, but I am engaged with the juxtaposition this creates.

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Thanatoses - 1502

"Thanatoses - 1502"
This work is on show in New York , at the Emily Harvey Foundation as part of the "Little book about Death" Exhibition. The work forms part of a book of postcard images. To learn more about this show visit

I have been a practising artist for the last 15 years. I
studied my MA at Central St. Martins where I became obsessed
with the idea of being able to represent death. My
recent work concerns the personification of death and its
surrounding rituals. I have been working with found
imagery surrounding the sinking of HMS Lusitania where my
Great-Grandfather lost his life.

I would like to thank Anabelle Dover-Eade for the Lusitania image.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

New Works
Collaged papers
I have recently started looking at the ideas of surrealism, juxtaposing photographic printed imagery with day-glo papers, creating a friction where the two surfaces meet and overlap.

Wednesday, 5 August 2009


Stand and palace


Statue and stand

Royal Palace

Medium format photographs
Cross processed film