Sunday, 22 February 2009

Woman and Man

Birthday present for a friend
Still working on it
I really need to get a better camera
I use the iphone

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Mircea Eliade

Mircea Eliade was a Romanian scholar who helped develop the modern, secular academic discipline of religious study. His book The Sacred and The Profane is by far one of the most interesting and interestingly-written works that I have read in a while. It is impossibly confusing, but there's something really pleasurable in trying to tease out the meaning of its meandering, anecdotal text. He also happens to be one of those old school stylish guys that any young pseudo-intellectual would want to grown to be / look like.

Thursday, 12 February 2009



Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Vintage Model

Vintage being a commonly used euphemism for "old" in the fashion world...

The Sartorialist's Florence subject is also the new lookbook model for Turkish designer Umit Benan's awesome fall winter collection recently shown at Pitti Uomo.

Umit Benan:

"Surfaces that appear to be rough, giving a hint of street wear, actually shield the soft underside of a duffel coat or a cashmere and wool cardigan. Showing the pieces mixed casually with jeans or a washed cotton short, or more formally with dressy clothes, Benan has captured, in humble proportions and thoughtful mixes, the spirit of the post-show-off era."
The International Herald Tribune

Wrapped in Florence:

Messing Around

I'm drawing or painting every day now, trying out different techniques, and using art as my daily diary entry. Here I was experimenting with some textural elements, the emphasis is on flatness. Once again charcoal and India ink on newsprint

Monday, 2 February 2009


Charcoal and India Ink on Newsprint

I'm starting to paint again, and finding it to be a great release.
I try to express my emotions, conscious or subconscious, through art. Whatever I make is a representation of my state of mind at the time of painting. It's more a time stamp than anything. Looking back at my work at some point in the future, I want to be able to understand myself better, to get a more complete picture of who I am (was).