Monthly Archives: June, 2016

How do I respond…

See a headline, a newspaper, a website, it always seems to be something fearful… there’s so much hate, enforced suffering. I have my opinions, feelings, ideas, thoughts, might be misguided, but I’m struggling to express them… as an artist, it is my duty to say something, I am part of the community of humans, I am part of the conscience.. 

I will search within my practice for a response… but it cannot just be some dramatic visualisations, shock or depiction for the sake of it… it’ll take a deep reaching reflection… but there are things I can express… and it’s that all of this has a religious basis… religion is the greatest mass delusion… that smart people would believe that doing bad in the name of what they believe is good is okay….
Homophobia has a religious basis…
Racism has a religious basis…

The wars and terrorism have a religious basis….

Misogyny has a religious basis…

The destruction of Palestine has a religious basis…

Almost everything that feels wrong, from the abuses in Ireland to mother Teresa’s facilitation of the suffering of the poor and the spread of AIDS….

And for me to channel that as an artist is both impossible and unavoidable…..

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Exploring visual possibilities

recently I’ve been messing about with visual ideas…. same techniques, but a little lateral with the subject matter….