Studio Notes 18/01/19
Studio Notes 18/01/19

Not being able to work as I normally would has pushed me hard towards graphic design. Funny, I had envisioned spending my time putting all of my previous visual notes in order in my sketchbook, but I haven’t touched it once. Part of the slide towards design has come from the fact that it’s so […]

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Studio Notes 11/01/19
Studio Notes - 11/01/19

This week has been more of the same, like I thought it would be. Watching lots of YouTube has shown me that my screen printing setup is less than rudimentary, but I’ll be rocking the extreme DIY version for a while yet. It also gave me an idea for a niche video channel that I’ll […]

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Other People’s Hair
What is it about other people's hair? The grass is always greener and the hair is always better on the other side.

“I like other people’s hair better than mine.” Isn’t it always the way? What’s the weird compulsion to straighten our hair when it’s curly, or curl it when it’s straight? A lot of the time we’re fighting against our genetic nature: striving to differentiate ourselves from our immediate peers. We put on a style to […]

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Inheritance: The Search For My Mother’s Father – Part 3
A look into what my maternal family lineage holds turns up some unwelcomed surprises.

Inheritance: The Search For My Mother’s Father – Part 3 (Start here – part 1) For all of the talk of my missing grandfather, you might have formed the impression that my grandmother’s side of the family was an open book. It isn’t. Christ Church to St. Andrew To me, the Devonish family sprawled outward […]

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The Trouble With Tradition
Click on the image to read about the trouble with tradition, as I see it.

The trouble with tradition… as I see it. As artists or writers, we are taught conventions and traditions of thought and practice. In fact, I should go back to the start – as human beings, we’re taught to follow conventions and traditions. People  work well with established routes towards fixed outcomes because they’re efficient and […]

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