Pleased to see my work in Volume 4
Tuesday, 11 January 2022
Sunday, 5 December 2021
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
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.
Monday, 1 November 2021
Saturday, 9 October 2021
Thursday, 19 August 2021
Parkinson's Art UK are currently having an exhibition at OXO Gallery in London.
Monday, 16 August 2021
Just finished this piece which is part turned, part CNC and hand finished. Various reactive paints applied followed by spray, brush and fumed patination, Fixative spray and polish. Approx. 98mmx 30mm.