The Treachery of Images

The Belgian surrealist painter, René Magritte, he of the infamous “pipe” painting: "Ceci n'est pas une pipe", "This is not a pipe", in equally obtuse fashion, apparently said to someone asking him to explain what he meant by one of his works, “if could do that I wouldn’t need to paint them”.   Now Magritte [...]

By |2015-07-20T06:11:25+02:00July 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Treachery of Images

Simple Man

I believe that at heart I am a simple man. I don’t aspire to rule the world or to attain massive wealth or fame or notoriety. In saying that, however, I would really love to become an artist of note and to be able to share my love of art with others. But mostly I [...]

By |2015-02-19T16:09:38+02:00February 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Simple Man

He For She – the Aftermath

There has been considerable talk generated by Emma Watson's speech on feminism, both for and against, praising and criticising her. To a certain extent this is good because it is, firstly, at least getting people to speak about these issues and dialogue happening. However, I am saddened though when she is attacked by certain feminists [...]

By |2014-09-29T07:32:36+02:00September 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on He For She – the Aftermath

He For She

"I don’t know if I am qualified to be here. All I know is that I care about this problem. And I want to make it better."               These are the words of Emma Watson. Yes, the Harry Potter girl. Guess where? At the United Nations Headquarters in New [...]

By |2014-09-25T10:18:45+02:00September 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on He For She

Vagina Knitting

During the first year of my formal art studies I became aware of feminist art, and in particular feminist performance art. It was while researching land art that I discovered the powerful Silueta series (1973-1980) by Ana Mendieta (1948-1985). Although, as I have mentioned in a previous blog, it was quite natural for me to [...]

By |2014-06-27T14:44:23+02:00June 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Vagina Knitting


Last night I achieved a moment of closure, an attainment of balance, of harmony: essentially my essence was feng shui-ed! I speak of those rare moments when, for an instant, an imbalance, emotionally or psychologically speaking, is rectified. This is generally accompanied by a literal feeling of relief, calm and peace. Much like on a [...]

By |2014-09-25T16:11:49+02:00June 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Closure
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