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Thursday, 20 January 2022

I to eye

Until you have eyesight issues it is possibly impossible to understand just how we rely on clear vision.

Hospital today to begin a course of treatment to try to improve the sight in my left eye after a central optical vein occlusion (blood clot). Today I have an injection into my eye.  Sounds like fun. 

Next week I have the prelims for radiotherapy for prostate cancer.  Getting old can be a challenge!








Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Sunday, 5 December 2021

Eyes right?

I have been dabbling with image making experiments, once again expressing my reactions to medical issues around declining faculties experienced during the ageing process. This time I am endeavouring to express some subtle and not so subtle changes in visual acuity that have come about by an eye stroke or technically termed a Central Retinal Vein Occlusion.

Apparently this causes a haemorrhaging of blood into the back of the eye that affects the retina and a loss of vision. So at the moment my sight in my left eye varies from 90% to 10% loss with blurring.

The images shown below are an attempt to describe those losses which may or may not become permanent at any of these stages or complete loss as a worst case scenario. Hopefully it will remain as a single eye phenomenon.

My inspiration for this new series is prompted by the work of Italian artist Robert Bosisio. I am using photographic methods to achieve a similar effect but for different expressive outcomes. I am using the new Shiftcam system of lenses for the iPhone for this creative exercise.

The images below are re-purposed or re-photographed images from my originals or from screen shots from computer monitors or TV screens. I am finding new ways to edit or manipulate etc., as I go along this journey.

Sometimes, I have a central white area with a gold halo and parts of the image showing.


At other times, I have just blurry images or images that are interrupted by a greyed out mesh with segments of the image passing through; I am yet to explore this as a visual representation.











Thursday, 25 November 2021

World of Woodturners Swap

Pleased to have a swap piece from Canadian turner Herman de Vries.  Small, wormy apple, hollow form. Fits nicely into my appreciation of wabi sabi. This is the third time I have participated in the swap.



My return swap was a part turned, part CNC bowl form finished with patinated, iron reactive paint,


I enjoy the swap process where the surprise factor combined with an exchange of work with turners from outside the UK provides the opportunity to see and feel items that, ordinarily, I would not have access to.

Herman founded WOW and his website can be found here: https://www.hdv.net/



Monday, 1 November 2021

New piece

Part turned, part CNC. Metal reactive paints, patinated. 80mm dia.













Saturday, 9 October 2021

Updated Website

Just finished updating my website. New look, new content and some old stuff presented differently. Same link http://philip-streeting.co.uk.

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Vivid Dreams

 Parkinson's Art UK are currently having an exhibition at OXO Gallery in London. 

There is a virtual Gallery gallery accessible via the link below:


I was happy to be invited to participate and below is my piece in the exhibition. It is one in a series of images I have been working on that investigate my emotional responses to my diagnosis and help me come to terms with a new reality.


Further examples can be found here: https://parkinsons.art/philip-streeting