Ordered Universe

I was delighted to be invited to give a paper at the recent 'Science, Imagination and Wonder: Robert Grosseteste and His Legacy' conference at Pembroke College, Oxford.

As a new addition to the wider Ordered Universe team I described my practice and my involvement with the project so far, including a series of prints I produced called 'Perspicua' from the 'Through A Glass Darkly' branch of the project.  The collaboration with Alexandra Carr 'Lux Obscura' was on display for the duration of the conference, and 'Perspicua' is on display at JCR Art Gallery Pembroke as part of the 'Light Embodied' show until June 13th.

It was truly a privilege to hear some super inspiring papers, and to make new connections for exciting future collaborations.

So Long Solemn - Bouche

Every now and then, I get a commission that makes my heart sing.

In October last year a fantastically talented friend of mine Rebekah Bouche sat down with me over a cup of tea and, having watched me for 6 months or so working on 'Attendant' (a piece of work aimed at measuring the weight of the act of waiting), and feeling that some of the songs on her album were certainly expressing ideas along similar lines, asked me about the possibility of a collaboration.  

Rebekah had a vision of wanting a very clean look for the artwork on her new album, and having already enlisted the skills of the marvellous Carrie Anne Watkins to create the perfect white dress, asked me if I would hand paint the finished article, using it as a canvas, with the title of her album 'So Long Solemn' as the material.

I gladly obliged and you can see the fruits of our labour in the photos below!

Should you wish to take a longer look, and hear the music this fiercely strong/beautifully fragile woman has created and recorded please do come along to her album launch on April 21st at Dalston Old Boys Club ( a magical venue), where your ears and eyes will be treated to something guaranteed to be spectacular!  It will sound a little like THIS. Tickets available HERE.