Thursday, 21 March 2013


A while ago I captured this pair in the kitchen while cooking - and wasn't quite sure whether this is rather for the eye or for eating.

But in the end just these pics survived...

Friday, 15 March 2013

Capillary and Papilla @

Monomania / Cupola Gallery / Sheffield

In 19th century psychiatry, monomania (from Greek monos, one, and mania, mania) was a form of partial insanity conceived as single pathological preoccupation in an otherwise sound mind.

Opening Evening: Friday 15 March 7.30pm onwards
Exhibition from 15 March to 24 April 2013

Thursday, 14 March 2013


    Studio pics of the completed piece

Click here to see a glimpse of the installation process in the gallery (details below) - some look like ready for a nice warm bath...  

Papilla and Capillary, the anatomical couple, will be shown in Monomania, at Cupola Gallery in Sheffield, 15 March to 24 April 2013.
More threads yet another piece, Capillary, in the making:

Bundled Mohair (left) and Nylon thread tied from below (right) - a bit like book-binding.

Sunday, 3 March 2013


Recently I came across these pics on a  BBC Science & Environment page:

"The brain's wiring diagram is not [...] fixed. It is thought that changes occur after each experience, and so each person's brain map is different - an ever changing record of who we are and what we have done." 

This echoes the words of Daniel Tammet cited in an earlier post:

"Every thought, every daydream, every emotion alters the brain's fantastically intricate structure in subtle but definite ways."

"Our minds are miracles - immensely intricate webs of gossamer light inside our heads that shape our very sense of self and our understanding of the world around us. Moment by moment throughout our lifetime, our brains hum with the work of making meaning: weaving together many thousands of threads of information into all manner of thoughts, feelings, memories, and ideas."