Archive for February, 2011

SLEEP

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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I often fall asleep like this, on this occasion my Wife Paula filmed me. I later found the Video while looking for some old photo. I edited and added music to the video, I titled the piece Sleep you can download it HERE 13.6 meg

I like the fact that I was unaware of the film until some months later.

YOU LUCKY PEOPLE

Monday, February 28th, 2011

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Screen print on card with abstract background.

These screen prints are from a series I have made exploring the nature of luck.

They feature my Father on his 18th birthday when he received a brand new bicycle 2nd of December 1938.
And a picture of him in uniform in Athens Greece on the V.E. day May 8, 1945.

The headline on the newspaper reads “YOU LUCKY PEOPLE
This was a catch phrase of the popular comedian Tommy Trinder

The paper is called the Union Jack, this was the forces newspaper during the war years.

The image reflects 2 periods of Luck.
lucky to get a new bike for his birthday.
Lucky to get through the war without being killed.

His birthday luck ran out later that day when the bike was stolen In Liverpool.

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Screen print on Somerset water colour paper.

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Screen print on sugar paper.

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Screen print on sugar paper.

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Screen print cartridge Paper

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Screen print cartridge Paper

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Photograph Athens 1945.

Alf and the boys. Alf 2nd from left his good pal Ginger on the far right.

THE STUDIO

Monday, February 28th, 2011

This is my space at the JMU Liverpool School of Art and Design.

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Prints drying in the Rack.

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Work in progress.

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Acrylic and screen print combo on MDF.

Fade out Screen print of a young man.

A stack of Paintings in the studio.

MIRACLES ARE POSSIBLE

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

This screen print of Chairman Mao was made for a Newspaper called Chinatown My Chinatown. And features a silk embroidery of Mao sewn onto a pair of pyjamas.
The title is from a quote by Mao Zedong.

  • Once all struggle is grasped, miracles are possible“.

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    Screen print on heavy cartridge paper.

    This newspaper is a celebration of the success of the Shanghai Expo and represents a coming together of artists and researchers to offer their personal responses to the oldest Chinese Community in Europe.
    Chinatown My Chinatown was edited, designed and published in Liverpool by Moira Kenny, John Campbell, Jon Barraclough and Mike Carney.
    Chinese New Year, Liverpool 2011.
    You can download a pdf copy HERE 18.4 meg

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  • VENICE BEACH BUILDING

    Saturday, February 26th, 2011

    This screen print is from a photograph I took while in Los Angeles.
    I was drawn to the simplicity of the central Building. and the brilliant Californian light.

    Abbot Kinney Venice beach L.A.

    Venice Beach Building. Screen print on bright white card.

    Abbot Kinney L.A.

    Venice Beach Building print with a green and blue striped background, on Somerset water colour paper.
    Drying in the rack.

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