Thursday, January 29, 2009

eco bags

ok, so anyone who knows me knows that I'm more than abit obsessed about bags.
I have a vast collection of eco totes to avoid the supermarket checkout people from telling me off ..... (they tut if you ask for a plastic one!)
which is fine as I hate plastic bags, they are ugly, dig into your hands and don't ever biodegrade. So I am pretty amazed that we still use them atall.

So ............ I have designed my very own tote bag, it will be launched at 'Noir' my solo show at Stella Dore, London, heres a sneak peak... they havent actually arrived so this is a kind of preview!
If you'd like to pre-order a bag, please contact
Stella Dore

MATERIAL: Cotton calico, dyed using traditional pigment dyes

SIZE: 38w x 43h - handle length 63cms

PRINT AREA: 28 x 28cms


£15 each

And they are fairtrade accredited, so the cotton is from farmers who have decent working conditions and get a better price for their work.


Friday, January 23, 2009

cards a go go

A good week.. I had a meeting at stella dore, and took photos and videos of their gorgeous gallery space and started to cunjure up ideas for 'Noir' my solo show there....

.... rough brick walls, rivington street, a little boudoir-like front room/ shop downstairs- its really quite special, so im looking forward to it already, ... still lots to make and do though before the opening night

I received these postcard packs, which I have added on my Etsy shop... so you can now buy them as a slick lickle pack, or individually to send to someone you like enough! they are pics of Decadence, From Within, Night Mare, Night Shade, Glory, Apparition & Fable

Check them out here

Monday, January 19, 2009

Quote of the day

Another blindingly evocative film quote for the day.......

Diane Taylor: [Diane is cuddling with Max as he is driving] Why are we going this way?

Max Cady: Better scenery.

Diane Taylor: What would you know about scenery? Or beauty? Or any of the things that really make life worth living? You're just an animal: coarse, lustful, barbaric.

Max Cady: Keep right on talkin', honey. I like it when you run me down like that.

Diane Taylor: Max Cady, what I like about you is... you're rock bottom. I wouldn't expect you to understand this, but it's a great comfort for a girl to know she could not possibly sink any lower.

Cape Fear 1962


Thursday, January 15, 2009


OK, So its 2009, its gonna be a good year,

First up is my London solo show titled 'Noir'

I'm the newest addition to the extraordinary and wonderful family of artists at Stella Dore Gallery and am busy working on my show 'Noir' which opens the evening of February 26th, so put that in your diary now....

The work in the show is an exploration of the cinematic imagery of Film Noir. More sophisticated and richer than the horror series, where as the women in the 'fear' work always seemed beautiful but scared, and were basically 'beautiful bait'..... victims....

Times have changed, and America has changed, I'm no longer looking at US as a country run by a loon, no Obama is now in control and I hope the biggest of hopes that he can sort out the can of worms he has inherited, I think he has an incredible job ahead, no one is perfect, and it will take time .. Now our attention is drawn to economy, the money system, banks, corruption and how very fragile our systems are. Corruption, crime, deviousness and winter have led me to watch a lot of Film noir. For it is the movie genre which is set in the darkest of underworlds, dens, gambling joints, seedy clubs, court rooms, its 1940-50s America in the post war era, yet Noir is a seductively delicious feast for the senses.

In quite a reversal, the women in Noir are bad girls; femme fatales, murderesses, adulturers, criminals, hussys.... you get the idea. Dark.

Brocade, flags, and some other surprises will comprise the show.. no more secrets

Check out the 'noir quote of the day' on the homepage:

My current favourite:
"I know you like a book, ya little tramp. You’d sell your own mother for a piece of fudge. But you’re smart with it. Smart enough to know when to sell and when to sit tight. You’ve got a great big dollar sign there where most women have a heart." The Killing (1956)



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