First in a series on the poetics of mindfulness. This one is inspired by the art of Ho Chee Lick.
I wrote this poem about the transcendental joy of creating art – and meaning – from handmade paint:
Aurora Quackalis and other strange forms
Above: Aurora Quackalis, 2022 Experimental pieces to explore spontaneous creativity. Acrylic and ink on 250 gsm multimedia paper.
Mana var. 3, 2022, acrylic/ ink on 250 gsm multimedia paper
This mandala is comprised of freehand circles and squares, difficult in this size but so liberating in its spontaneity.
Personalised bookplate art on recycled limestone paper
This is a little experiment on recycled limestone paper (also known as stone paper). The paper is super smooth and has a lovely feel to it, but it is basically calcium carbonate (80%) bonded with bio-polyethylene resin (20%). It is water proof and resistant to tear, but is sensitive to UV which means it biodegrades… Continue reading Personalised bookplate art on recycled limestone paper
Art inspired by the Fibonacci sequence and fractals
Above: Arbor Vitae (inspired by the Fibonacci sequence and fractals), 2021, acrylic and ink on Khadi 120 gsm cotton rag The Fibonacci sequence is ubiquitous in nature, and repeats itself as infinitesimal fractals. It was a fun exercise to explore how art can be inspired by mathematics. The spirals and curves are also strongly reminiscent… Continue reading Art inspired by the Fibonacci sequence and fractals
Inspiration often comes when you’re sitting on the toilet.
Another Country (to Jeff)
In 1996, I posted this poem to a website. The World Wide Web was very young back then. A quarter of a century later, it is still there! And here is a painting of mine which I feel reflects the mystery of the poem:
Memory and the Imagination
We are so bound by our experience of time. We tend to think of time as flowing from one point to another, or as an arrow that moves in one direction, never standing still but continuously moving. As such, we are always in the present. A present that keeps moving, but because we exist in… Continue reading Memory and the Imagination