It is the Stroud Open Studios this and next weekend – do come! Eighty two artists will be showing their work, and in the case of Stroud a studio can be anything […]
All the life drawing classes I have attended in the past (models of various sizes in various poses, the odd mix of people behind the easels), making a painting of a mackerel for […]
Today, in the studio, working on ideas for three chalk boulders, each incised with a golden parabola.
The Library Digester (seen here in its travelling case) is a structure designed to disrupt library shelves, the clear acrylic ‘books’ (with the imprint of a tree branch within) slotting […]
So, the maquette for ‘Passager’ has arrived. This small 3D-printed model will give me a better sense of how the final sculpture might look. As always, it is both exciting […]
The maquette for ‘Passager’ has been printed by Shapeways and is on its way to the studio. I’m really looking forward to seeing it finally, after all the scanning (by […]
How William Herschel (it is his hand in the picture) and his discovery of infrared radiation became central to the work I made for the Verne Prison last year, called […]
I am really pleased to announce ‘Forgetful Worlds’ has been selected by Tom Jeffreys for the Clean Unclean season on the online art-thinking-nature-writing magazine The Learned Pig. It is a fascinating […]
This short film has just been released about my time in the Observatory. It was an interesting challenge to try and condense all that has gone on there into just […]
The brochure for this years Site Festival in Stroud is now out. I will be doing a performance-talk as part of the festival in Week Three, on Wed 15th April […]
My time in the actual Observatory is now over, so the work continues back in the studio, where I have put up all the harmonograph drawings that I made at the […]
Today is my last day in the Observatory. It has come to feel a little like home. My time there has initiated masses of ideas for new work, which I […]
The research talk I gave recently in the Planetarium at the Winchester Science Centre is now online. It is about 35 minutes long. Thank Phil for filming this.
A recent Horizon programme took a look at our latest understanding of how the planets circle our Sun. Away with the old idea of fixed orbits, and all those mechanical […]
Time to let something go. This time it is ‘Tonsure’, an artwork I made some years ago from the hair off my head. This piece consisted of my blowing a […]
I have been wanting to experiment with chalk drawing for some time, so sitting here in the Observatory on the South Downs seems like a good time to start. Drawing […]