This is a digital drawing of a collage I made shortly after returning from my trip to Japan. It is one of a series of drawings, ideas and scraps I put together as a record and to remind me of the designs and images and internal experiences I was going through at the time. The guy in the collage is actually Steve McQueen but I've not drawn him to life, it was more the posture and mood I was after. The hair is a little intriguing, I was going through a real phase of using body parts in my work as you can see here too. Also I was working as a financial regulator in the international department, hence the frequent use of financial terminology in my work. Finance like many things can seem rather dull and opaque from the outside, but when you get to understand the system a little it is as frail and unpredictable as any other human endeavour, also as important and fundamental for a society as the flow of blood in your body.
These three images are taken from the Getty Hulton Collection of photographs from the decade in the title. It is a fascinating collection depicting everything from fascists to fashion and capturing the essence of the time in detail. I picked the images at random, as I was drawn to them, but the spats just couldn't be ignored after my bio a couple of days earlier! Hope its not too cheeky if you will excuse the pun.
Between us we got it covered. This is two thirds of the Longship team. Hello.
I found this in our garden last summer, it's only three inches long. Ducks are so sweet, so full of character when they are alive to look at a skull so obviously a duck, is strange. I am still amazed at how the beak must just be covered with skin and that the tip where the holes are must be sensitive (I am presuming those holes are for nerve endings). They spend all day rooting with their beaks, washing, preening and eating, so it's no wonder if they are - they act as their hands and their lips at the same time. My last observation is that the eyeballs are each about the same size as the hemispheres of its brain. But then apart from eating and sleeping and generally rooting about, they spend most of their time looking out for predators.
I discovered that spanking is no way to improve matters and that the best way to soothe your tiny creatures is to work on them patiently and logically, demonstrating to yourself (and them be they sentient) that you'll go that little bit further to make things better if you can. (I hope you can tell she's a bit more coherent...)
shut the front door