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Paleozoic periods

 “And my essays lying scattered on the floor Fulfil their needs just by being there” David Bowie-Conversation Piece Please follow and like us:

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Origin of Origin

Back to where it all started, the final piece of the series, or ‘The Origins of Life’ to give it, it’s full title. Please follow and like us:

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Paradiso Poster

Coming soon, to a select gallery in Long Beach… Please follow and like us:

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Title Series

It’s a month away until showtime. Please follow and like us:

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Penultimate Peril

“Richard Nixon Back Again” Billy Joel, We Didn’t Start the Fire. Please follow and like us:

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Chin Wag with Chet Zar

Here’s a real treat. I had the honor of being invited onto the mighty Chet Zar’s, Dark Art Society podcast recently, talking about all manner of things. Influences, origins, art stuff and our shared appreciation of Withnail and I. Please follow and like us:

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Sugar Buzz

Back after a bout of dreadful lurgy following my holiday sabbatical home. Home by turns wasn’t so sad, but magic, idyllic- all the Raymond Briggsesque, warm family hearth of brewing parochial Englishness I could hope for. Please follow and like us:

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Mood Board

 ‘And did the countenance divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among those dark Satanic mills?” Jerusalem-William Blake   Please follow and like us:

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Enjoy the silence

 “One cannot long remain so absorbed in contemplation of emptiness without being increasingly attracted to it. In vain one bestows on it the name of infinity; this does not change its nature. When one feels such pleasure in non-existence, one’s inclination can be completely satisfied only by completely ceasing to exist.” ― Émile Durkheim, Suicide: […]

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PAINT IT BLACK

Made the mistake of driving into the city for supplies on Friday. Bumper to bumper sedans and trucks, forging the nation into the biggest parking lot in the world, all willing, seething, commuters hunting for deals. It made me wonder why it was called Black Friday. Please follow and like us:

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Toil and trouble fire burn and cauldron bubble

All Hallows upon us again, witches night. There may not be pyres of crowing hags, just the flickering candle light through the drooping hollow of carved pumpkins, but it pales against the incandescent burning of the midnight oil ahead of me, as I settle back into duties for Paradiso’s Fall, just five short months away. […]

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Phenomena movie award

This is a project I started last year, but actually has its origins in a piece from over a decade ago. “Gods and Monsters“ from 2005, was I believe my first artistic fumbling’s into arcane territory. Please follow and like us:

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