Thursday, November 19, 2009
...all of which possibly explains why I sling a 16 pound rucksack onto my back before going to work most mornings.
If you don't know who Ivor Cutler was, I recommend you look him up; he was a one-of-a-kind performance poet with a truly unique and highly amusing take on the world.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
The 'long-neck women' of Burma and Thailand have adorned themselves with brass spirals that are wrapped around their necks, from the age of 5 or 6. While it makes for a striking appearance, and no doubt gives the women themselves some income as tourist attractions, the practice must surely affect their ability to function... not unlike some other 'cultural practices' to which girls and women have been subjected (female circumcision and foot-binding, anyone?). Sometimes, tradition has a lot to answer for.
Saturday, July 04, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I took pottery evening classes for over 3 years, but never succeeded in making anything bigger than 4 inches tall. My first (and better) teacher told us to *look* at and draw pots, to get a sense of how they were made and the variations that existed. This was one of a series that I drew back in 1992.