THE SWEETEST WORDS // in their industrial wee package. // $10 at the Space Studio and Gallery Christmas Night Market tomorrow. or PM for details on how to buy it from me online. // Size of card: 10.5x6cm
HOT SWEET LOVE, ON MY KITCHEN BENCH
I’m actually having so much fun today making stuff for the Space Xmas Night Market tomorrow night.
It’s improved my sombre mood no end! Thnk fck. Lol.
This is ‘hot sweet love’, framed up in an acrylic frame, with some nice tape too. Finished size approx 4x6”. $45
Come pick one up at the market, or PM me if you’re keen, and want me to send you one.
HOT SWEET LOVE, ON MY KITCHEN BENCH // I’m actually having so much fun today making stuff for the Space Xmas Night Market tomorrow night. It’s improved my sombre mood no end! Thnk fck. Lol. // This is ‘hot sweet love’, framed up in an acrylic frame, with some nice tape too. Finished size approx 4x6” // $45 // Come pick one up at the market, or PM me if you’re keen, and want me to send you one.
ITS BEAUTIFUL HERE AT THE EDGE, 2017 //
“it’s beautiful here
in this small room
in this small town
in this small country
at the edge
of the world”
I’ve been pretty silent on IG for a while. Had a tough few weeks one way or another. Thought I’d come back with this: a big print I’ve just had printed - hung it on my workroom wall today. The words were written during a happier time. It makes me feel good to remember happier times. Finding brightness on dark days is so good for my spirit. // BTW & FYI: Studio prints of this artwork will be available at the Space Xmas Night Market on Saturday. If you’re in Whanganui, rock on up. If you’re not gonna be in my hood, hit me up and I’ll sell you one URL, and send it to you wherever you are. LINK IN BIO
MAGNIFICENT MESS // workroom tables piled with work and ideas: Just the way I like it.
TOUCHSTONE // Parked up outside the Sarjeant, thinking how happy I am to be living working and loving in this sleepy wee town. When I was a teenager I used to go into the gallery, furtively touch the big sculpture of two men which was in the foyer. I made the decision to come back to Whanganui while I was parked in this very spot, looking at this gorgeous building through the rain on my windscreen. // This building’s like a touchstone to me. //
CANDLE LIGHT // I lay in the bath tonight, looked around my sweet bathroom. Felt content. Jesus Christ the word content hasn’t been in my vocabulary for the longest time. Not sure what’s going on but I like it.
A CROSS // for hope.
SUNDAY LOVELY SUNDAY // My current workroom is the smallest I’ve ever had. And the most lovely. It’s peaceful in this room. The light’s sweet and gentle. The huge grand studio I had a couple of years ago doesn’t even come close. // I never expected to be happy working in this place. This quiet joy I’ve found here has snuck up on me. // It’s so nice this feeling I’ve got inside me this morning, the strong sure feeling that actually everything’s gonna be alright. // A boat floating on a calm sea. That’s me right now. Thank god. Because Jesus lately has been one mofo big storm.
GENTLE HAND // got the test back from the printer and man I’m loving the texture of the background. The mood of the print feels like a giant photocopy. I made portraits that felt like that 27years ago. // Ain’t life full of coming back around to where you started. // Us artists all start with talent and gut instinct. // The challenge is to take that talent/instinct add intentional direction and focus to the mix. That’s when you really start being able to say what you mean. // These last few years, I’m starting to really be able to communicate what I’m trying to say. It’s exciting, to begin to make work that really feels like your own. Be interesting to see what my work looks like in another 27 years :-).