This small tonal drawing is of the three pelicans of St James's Park, London. The pelicans are so perfectly synchronised that when they swim, one behind the other, they create a perfect line. I am going to try and develop this drawing into a painting.
I am now able to walk as far as the carp pond in Kenwood, London. Early this morning a white and grey heron flew over the water and settled in one of the trees overlooking this pond. The many branches stripped of their leaves, suggests that this is a regular fishing post for this beautiful…Continue
I haven't posted anything for the last five months as I've been fighting breast cancer. Chemotherapy sapped my will to draw, but this month I was able to get out and about with my sketchpad and did this small sketch of the National Gallery, London. I was pleasantly surprised with my level of control over the pencil. I am hoping to do more drawing…Continue
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Lots of excitement this month as the WhoisEduardoMunez? letter project live streams the opening of Eduardo's letters. This beautiful mailart was created by artists involved in the production of the short film by Ruth…
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This month I have been working on a series of abstract images exploring the effect absence has on intimate relationships. By arranging shapes in space, I have tried to show how at times we feel close to others, and at other times, how distant we feel, regardless of physical presence or…Continue
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Mailart for the short comedy "Who is Eduardo Munez?" is looking great. Thanks to all the mailartists who sent in their work. We are all looking forward to the first screening.
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A humourous sketch produced during sketchnight at The House of Illustration this month. Artists gather to share ideas, sketches, humour and refreshments. The evening is divided into ten minute slots, each with a theme. Paper and pens…Continue
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A spring walk took me to the north enterance of Highgate Cemetry, London, England. Through the locked gate you can see this intriguing funerary building. With it sharp diagonal lines and triangular rooftops it suggested the energy of mankind striving against the inevitability of death. Contrast this with the organic curves and irregular shapes of the surrounding trees.…Continue
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Take a look at the gorgeous mailart received by #whoiseduardom All these envelopes will be used as props in the new film written by Ruth Tapp and directed by Laurel Parker. There is still time to send your mailart to Eduardo…Continue
Added by Jane Noakes on March 6, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Four pieces of mailart have been sent to Eduardo Munez. Each envelope contains another work of art that explores the challenges of communication, and the dissonance that occurs between transmission and receipt; the picture and the viewer; the writer and the reader; the speaker and the listener. This process of decoding another’s intentions and re-framing them within our…Continue
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The first piece of mailart ready to go out to the production team at "Who is Eduardo Munez?"
"Who is Eduardo Munez?" is a short dark film comedy written by Ruth Tapp and directed by Laurel Parker.
Do you know who Eduardo Munez is?
Have a look at some of the mail he has been receiving:…Continue
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These three sketches show the progress of building up tonal variations. The many mid-tones are challenging, as I strive to show the…Continue
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I have returned to sketching traditional rural landscapes this month as a change from the highly urban images I have been photgraphing for Instagram #makingmarx. I am interested in how these two themes and techniques can be combined in a…Continue