I can see just how you would have been as a kid #art #collage

Sometimes you meet someone new and you can immediately see how they would have been as a kid. In fact, it’s one of my favourite internal pastimes, to imagine people when they were little. A lot of the stuff we experienced as children comes out in our grown up lives. You can see it in our gestures, you can see it in how we respond … Continue reading I can see just how you would have been as a kid #art #collage

Matisse is not some holy relic, stop the divine reverence! @Tate

As an artist who works primarily in collage I was so excited to go see The Cut-Outs at the Tate Modern in London. I was anticipating the thrill of his colours, his mesmerising coral-like shapes and watching his dexterous skill, snipping and revealing beauty in simple shapes. But you know what, all the kow-towing and hushed voices, all the oohhs-and-ahhs and worshipping of his work … Continue reading Matisse is not some holy relic, stop the divine reverence! @Tate

WW1 horrors for all the world to see, repeated today #WW1

Looking at this photo of Over the Top by John Nash you see just how macabre war is. The slumped shoulders of B Company, the drudging effort to climb out of the trenches on December 30, 1917. It’s depressingly every day and horrific.┬áNick Clark wrote a beautiful piece about it for The Independent which you can read in it’s entirety here. The biggest shock for … Continue reading WW1 horrors for all the world to see, repeated today #WW1