waimakariri iii - linocut

waimakariri iii

The snow-fed Waimakariri river flows about 150 kilometres from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean across the Canterbury Plains, and is braided with wide shingle beds for much of its length. Linocut Image size: 20×20 cm Edition: 20 $120 No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river…

cantona - screenprint


For Eric Cantona, the philosopher footballer. With Oban fishing boats rather than trawlers. And mackerel, instead of sardines. But the seagulls remain …. Screenprint Image size 9×27 cm Edition: 9 £50 When the seagulls follow the trawler, it’s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea. -eric cantona

tokonoma #2 collage


I’m enjoying the BBC series of documentaries on Japanese culture very much. A tokonoma is a built-in recess in a traditional Japanese reception room, where special objects, usually a calligraphic or pictorial scroll and a flower arrangement, are displayed artfully.  The pillar on one side of the tokonoma is usually made of wood, specially prepared…

the mind of aristotle

Aristotle, a pupil of Plato, was a Greek philosopher. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theatre, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Cicero described his literary style as “a river of gold”.  He tutored Alexander the Great.…

richard dawkins quote

“The chances of each of us coming into existence are infinitesimally small, and even though we shall all die some day, we should count ourselves fantastically lucky to get our decades in the sun.” -richard dawkins

memento mori - digital collage

memento mori

On reading Marcus Aurelius … Emperor Marcus Aurelius was an adherent of Stoicism, a Hellenistic philosophy of personal ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world.  According to its teachings, the path to happiness for humans is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing…

douglas adams quote

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. douglas adams