Artist Residency at the Morrab Library, Penzance Part 2

Morrab Library came to life. The Morrab Library is in the Morrab Gardens, amid the subtropical palm trees and plants that thrive in milder climates. Every writing desks upstairs faces the windows. The lush green colours of the foliage, the birdsong coming through the windows, and sea views make you want to dream and drift. It is a tranquil place, safe, warm and welcoming. Downstairs, the entrance, the reception and

Let it rip – a tribute to Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

Audio reactive video and sound installation – projector, computer, MaxMsp, microphone, loudspeakers, October 2021 In October 2021 the Newlyn Society of Artists celebrated the 125th anniversary with a landmark exhibition at Tremenheere Gallery, near Gulval, Penzance. The brief for the show was short and sweet: find inspiration from our prestigious history and create some work. Let it rip – The title of the work was inspired by the words of

Your words are like music to my ears – Project idea

I am working on an idea for a project. Take the human voice, convert it into MIDI notes, synthesise the frequencies and you get something like Your Words are Music to my Ears. It does what it says on the tin – at least that’s the theory. The image above shows a tiny mock-up for an installation. The white object and centre piece of the work is an oversized elongated

Finding your raw material

The title was borrowed from a book about ceramic technology sitting next to me on the shelf, which took me back to a seemingly distant life not many people know about. It lasted seventeen years, and came to an end when I moved to Cornwall. My early artistic roots rarely come up in conversations.   I was 15 years of age when I started my apprenticeship as a ceramicist.  Without

Surfacing Realities

Welcome to my new blog about my work, in which I want to share with you the experiences and findings that keep the work in a constant state of flux.  Let me begin with three equally important strands of thought that weave through my work and bind the various type of media I use together into a coherent area of investigation. The Other, Animism and The Surfacing Reality.  For some time I