Saturday, 30 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
Sunday, 24 July 2011
CITY OF WIRES
The city of wires’ liars promulgate paradox and myth in equal measure,
Treasure ephemera frozen in time like lime in geological stratas.
Eras juxtaposed with icons’ eyes regarding their fate, indifference and oblivion.
The presence of spheres queers the pitch-black background found among suggested ruins that emerge from the vestiges of a disposable age.
Rage—rigid, poised aloft plastic pen shafts—daft’s how you feel, like an embarrassed eel next to a meal of acrylic blobs pictures of yobs interrupt and link, then sink between glass, arse and metal, which eventually settle with the unease of a drunken seasickness sufferer.
Adherents to PVA medium hear ads through wires connected to beads, feeds fed to wheels representing deals of a circular nature.
Human nature—exaggeratedly echoed in absurdist architecture, reflecting the futuristic chaos born out of contemporary consumerism.
Towers’ powers shrink and captivate simultaneously along pools of colour on wood you should respect, like trees from which it comes.
Glass, brass and toys, intricately assembled like ploys, neighbouring plastic regions legions of shadows disturb.
The consistently visible function is dysfunction, anarchic equilibrium unmolested by equity or Librium, while narcolepsy inducing mechanisms vie with stimulant incitement units in surreal seascapes drowning ambiguous amphibians.
Encompassing compasses, the city yet lacks direction, but light—direct—shone upon the darkest places and moments, making momentous both the minimal and minutiae.
My ‘newt’ eye sees the scheme of things the city brings,
Things I forgot, relived or dreamed.
I built the city while I slept and when I woke I laughed and screamed.
Dimensions: Height: 29 cm Width: 29 cm Depth: 2 cm. Please check out my stream for alternative views of this piece.
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Front view of a complex structure assembled from recycled materials on a wooden base. Dimensions: Height: 29 cm Width: 29 cm Depth: 2 cm. Starting with a wooden offcut, which I decorate with acrylic paints, PVA medium and collage, I add elements including parts of toys, circuit boards, plastic tubes, wheels, beads, wires, etc until a detailed 'landscape' emerges. I embellish the various elements by painting, adding blobs of PVA medium and wrapping strips of material, dried paint and photographs culled from newspapers and magazines around things. I see all of my 3D work as blueprints for potential large-scale installations that I would love to create in public spaces here in the UK and (hopefully) throughout the world.
Thursday, 21 July 2011
Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Tuesday, 12 July 2011
Saturday, 9 July 2011
The 'B' side of Jackson Pollock's thimble. Collage and acrylic paints on a wooden base. Dimensions: Height: 11 cm Width: 16 cm Depth: 2 cm.
Thursday, 7 July 2011
Acrylics, PVA medium and collage on a wooden base. Dimensions: Height: 11 cm Width: 16 cm Depth: 2 cm.
For my whimsical look at contemporary North American life, please follow this link: narolc.blogspot.com/2011/07/us-of-eh.html