Saturday, July 31, 2010
Apologies, not too much to report. It's wedding season and I'm in Scotland - justification I would say. So far, I've nearly set myself on fire attempting to fire throw on the Isle of Lewis and even earlier fell over holding a baby - impressive....
However, two great pieces that are available for sale and in the Festival Exhibition in Edinburgh at Scotland Art on St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh. Get there fast before I give them away as wedding gifts - goddam, or just get married and introduce yourselves...
Both big favourites of mine, and cool that they both hold big and great memories for me of both New York and London where they were each made.
Anyone who hasn't experienced the festival in Edinburgh in August really should - nothing quite like it.
Over and oot.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Not one to rest on my laurels, I am busying myself with preparing the work for my next show in London in the autumn. Although mainly focusing now on boxers, I am also making a few pieces based on some photography I did on my recent trip to Formentera where I had the pleasure to meet a new model, the super brave Brazilian high jumper Otavio Junqueira Vilela who threw himself off some incredible cliffs for me with the backdrop of Ibiza behind. Amazing!
Many thanks to everyone who came along to support at the opening at the Union Gallery last Thursday - it was a great night and I was delighted to be reunited with my dear friends the gallery girls team who I worked with many moons ago and still have as much fun with. We have not lost any of our joie de vivre despite advancing years!
I am really proud of the work for this show. Although perhaps less commercial than previous exhibitions, I feel it marks a real progression in thinking and has lead to the new work based on boxing which is coming next and will prove to be the most challenging work I have done to date.
You can see the show at www.uniongallery.co.uk. Look under my name in the artists section to see all the work.