fugue - screenprint

fugue

In 1964, an article in a journal called the Fibonacci Quarterly demonstrated that Bach’s composition The Art of Fugue exploits the Fibonacci sequence of numbers that recurs again and again in the natural world: in the spiral patterns visible in sunflowers and pine cones, and in the expanding coil of the nautilus shell Screenprint Varied…

Let me breathe - cyanotype

let me breathe

On listening to Kate Bush’s Breathing … We inhale oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide.  Trees inhale carbon dioxide and exhale oxygen. Plant more trees. Varied edition: 4 prints 13 x 8 cm £30 “In nature nothing exists alone.” -rachel carson

tangerine trees & marmalade skies - screenprint

tangerine trees & marmalade skies

On listening to the Beatles …. Just another west coast sunset, featuring McCaig’sTower in Oban, and Mull Screenprint Image size 9×27 cm Varied edition: 15 £50 Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes -the beatles “lucy…

Blood moon

blood moon

On Monday 28 September, a spectacular “blood moon” was visible between 3-4am as a result of the simultaneous occurrence of a “supermoon” (a full moon when the moon is closest to Earth in its orbit) and a lunar eclipse (the moon passes into the shadow of Earth). This “blood moon” appears red because while sunlight…

In these shoes?

in these shoes?

On listening to Kirsty MacColl … Découpage – shoes & New Zealand road maps “Some footwear can increase the chance of a slip or trip happening.  Choose shoes that fit well, have sensible heels and stay on the feet.” -Health & Safety Executive

we have all the time in the world

we have all the time in the world?

Louis Armstrong singing “We have all the time in the world” is one of my desert island discs. “We have only 10 billion years until the supply of hydrogen in the Sun’s core is exhausted and it enters its Red Giant phase, rendering Earth uninhabitable” was probably difficult to match to a melody and definitely…

dance me to the end of love

dance me to the end of love

On listening to a Leonard Cohen love song …. On 18 September, 2014, the people of Scotland decide whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the United Kingdom. The image features the Three Graces by Raphael in the Autumn/Winter Vote Couture collection.  The Graces are the party girls of Greek mythology,…

i never promised you a rose garden

i never promised you a rose garden

On listening to Lynn Anderson … On 18 September, 2014, the people of Scotland decide whether to become an independent country or to remain part of the United Kingdom.  The arguments rage: logic, economics & statistics pitted against feelings & emotions.  Divorce analogies are common. The image features the Treaty of Union, an agreement of…

the song remains the same

the song remains the same

In the footsteps of Columba … inspiration for composers. The Cathach of St. Columba is a late 6th century Irish Psalter, traditionally identified as the copy made by Columba of a book loaned to him by Finnian.  The 58 folios in the damaged and incomplete vellum manuscript contain the text of Psalms 30:10 to 105:13…

starry-starry-night

starry, starry night

On listening to Don McLean …. McCaig’s Tower is a Colosseum-like landmark overlooking Oban.  It was conceived by John Stuart McCaig, whose death ended construction prematurely: only the outer wall was completed. Textile panels starry, starry night I – 26x134cm starry, starry night II – 27x145cm Sold

three little birds

Textile panel Image size: c.15x50cm Varied edition Rise up this morning, smiled with the risin’ sun, three little birds pitch by my doorstep, singing sweet songs of melodies pure and true, singing “This is my message to you … Don’t worry about a thing, ’cause every little thing gonna be alright … ” -bob marley

fender

A Fender guitar, printed on sheet music from Woodland Sketches for Piano by Edward Macdowell. 2009 – linocut & oil pastel – image size about 10x20cm – varied edition:5 Sold out