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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Don’t buy. 

Perhaps the most exciting thing about using a print-on-demand service to distribute my work is seeing what it’s applied to in actuality. ​I love that someone chose this for a laptop skin. I love the curious crossover of selling non-consumerist consumables. I also like being ignored, it seems.   The simple message Each one of us […]

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Expat/Immigrant
Expat 1. Watercolour on paper by Lee Devonish, 2016

Expat or immigrant? Both are the same, of course, and I am both at once… but which word do you choose, and for whom? Your dominant affiliation will answer – but the history of the words and their applications carries much more than a personal choice. Instead of using words to fight words, I’ve used another language […]

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Concept/Word/Image
y MA essay covered conceptualism, craft, feminism and graphic novels, linking these through similarities within oppositional pairings. Where do I go now, though?

Concept/Word/Image: A few years ago, I wrote an essay entitled “The Thought That Counts”, on hierarchical dualisms within academic and non-academic modes of thought. In it, I tried to address all manner of subjects including conceptualism, craft, feminism and graphic novels, linking these through similarities within oppositional pairings. The sprawling project did earn me my […]

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