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Drawing and photography are central to my practice. Both make pressing - if sometimes fictitious - claims to the capture of lost moments.




27/03/2010

Internet shopping

New shoes arrived in the post.

Staedtler black pigment liner, watercolour and collage in Moleskine sketchbook.

26/03/2010

Behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, London

Pencil, pencil crayon and watercolour in Moleskine sketchbook. 

Playback again: amber as time capsule, and the magic of fossils.




Limes

Graphite pencil, pastel and watercolour in Moleskine sketchbook.

Caipirinha without the cachaça and sugar: ie very tart lime-ade, with ice. Delicious. 


25/03/2010

Tropic of Cancer on playback


Watching Simon Reeve travelling in North Africa through Northern Sahara, Mauritania, Libya, Algeria. Rather him than me.

Pencil, pencil crayon and watercolour in Moleskine sketchbook.


24/03/2010

Reading the budget report on the train

Ink pen, pencil crayon and watercolour in Moleskine sketchbook. 


Dentist yesterday in London. On the train home, everyone was reading about the new budget. Hard again on the smokers and drinkers, a few stealth taxes for us "haves", so far so political.


London bus route 214

Staedtler black pigment liner, and watercolour pencil crayon in Moleskine sketchbook.

21/03/2010

The Foundling Museum, and sushi

Pencil, pencil crayon, watercolour pencil crayon and collage in Moleskine sketchbook.

The Foundling Museum in London was once the Foundling Hospital, enjoying sponsorship by both Handel and Hogarth. Very moving... with temporary exhibition by Paula Rego, Matt Colishaw and Tracey Emin. I was especially struck by the tiny pink-painted bronze cast of a baby's bootee that Tracey Emin placed on the step to the building, a haunting evocation of the fate of both mothers and foundlings. But I sketched the dark, scary photograph by Matt Colishaw of two babies on a dilapidated sofa, guarded by two feral dogs.