Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

The House

'I think of the notebook as a house for words, as a secret place for thoughts and self-examination.'
Paul Auster

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

The Celebration on Bonfire Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason, why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, guy, t'was his intent
To blow up king and parliament.
Three score barrels were laid below
To prove old England's overthrow.

By God's mercy he was catch'd
With a darkened lantern and burning match.
So, holler boys, Let the bells ring.
Holler boys, God save the king.

And what shall we do with him?
Burn him!

Thursday, 31 October 2013

A Transformation on Halloween

For Halloween a drawing about sorcery - Photis and the Transformation of Lucius into an Ass.

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Responding to a Sense of Place

Some writing to explain my use of sketchbooks when I travel and a little about my ongoing exploration of the city of Venice. Featured in the first publication of Reportager:

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A Perpetual Love Affair

"You desire to embrace it, to caress it, to possess it; and finally a soft sense of possession grows up and your visit becomes a perpetual love affair."
Henry James

Monday, 2 September 2013

Labor Day: The Last Day of Summer

Travelling north out of New York City by train along the Hudson River you discover the small town of Beacon in Dutchess County, where once I watched the last sunset of summer.

Thursday, 11 July 2013

The Caravan

"Man's real home is not a house, but the Road, and that life itself is a journey to be walked on foot."
Bruce Chatwin

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Beginning of Atonement

"The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope."
Walter Benjamin

Monday, 27 May 2013

Gardens at Twilight

"The sky hides the night behind it and shelters the people beneath from the horror that lies above."
Paul Bowles

Kensington Gardens, London

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

This was Venice, the flattering and suspect Beauty

'This was Venice, the flattering and suspect beauty - this city, half fairy tale and half tourist trap, in whose insalubrious air the arts once rankly and voluptuously blossomed, where composers have been inspired to lulling tones of somniferous eroticism.'
Thomas Mann

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Window Shadow Photographs

"Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories."
Elie Wiesel

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Palm Trees - A Sense of an Exotic

All life is just a progression toward, and then a recession from, one phrase - "I love you".
F.Scott Fitzgerald - The Offshore Pirate

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Of Memory

'It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory."
F.Scott Fitzgerald