So What?

So What?! Above: 40rty by swany (2016) OK, so here is probably the most uncomfortable lesson, art as an academic pursuit has presented me with: the “so what?” lesson. “So what?” is uncomfortable because it immediately makes you aware of the dissonance within your world and you cannot help but find yourself outside of your [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:17:44+00:00December 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on So What?

Five of Six

Oh, man! Yikes, one week to go until my performance piece at the artSPACE durban Gallery! My installation is completed and I have delivered it to the gallery where it will be installed on the afternoon of 29th October, just prior to my performance. I am so AMPED! You know when you are at a [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:23:02+00:00October 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Five of Six

Two of Six

As I write this Icky Thump month has begun. Yep, that’s right: Halloween! And outside it is cold and rainy! In October! One wonders how much it must suck to be a weatherman these days! Can they even forecast the weather anymore, other than saying that Winter will probably be colder than Summer? We were [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:28:36+00:00October 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Two of Six

One of Six

In my previous post I spoke about one of my favourite movies of all time, Beetlejuice (1988). Another that I love is The Crow (1993). I mention this because I managed to get a copy of the movie on blu-ray recently and then watched it last weekend. This weekend I took the time to watch [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:30:13+00:00September 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on One of Six

What I Have Been Reading

The first duty of the novelist is to entertain. It is a moral duty. People who read your books are sick, sad, traveling, in the hospital waiting room while someone is dying. Books are written by the alone for the alone. —           Donna Tartt I open my latest post with this quote from the [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:39:58+00:00June 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What I Have Been Reading

Living Art

So in my previous post I shared some of the artwork I created for a fundraising auction for the rape victims support group called GRIP. Dealing with such a horrific theme set me thinking about this whole culture of rape and how it is possible for a person to do such a thing. It is just [...]

By |2019-05-02T05:35:51+00:00June 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Living Art