Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Oblique Strategies? State the problem in words as clearly as possible

I was listening to the wonderful 6 Music this morning and the excellent Marc Riley was on at entirely the wrong time of day, but chatting about Brian Eno and about Oblique Strategies. Whenever I get really stuck for ideas I sometimes access the link below. The oblique strategy cards were devised and written in the mid seventies, in collaboration between musician Brian Eno and painter Peter Schmidt. They are so obliquely written that the suggestions and phrases are pretty easy to apply to musical composition and visual art too.
It is essentially a set of cards with instructions that you must follow in the event of creative blockage, and the link is a virtual set of the cards. Anyway as discussed on the radio David Bowie used it on his Berlin trilogy when working with Eno so it must work to an extent? You can probably buy a set of cards somewhere...Amazon probably.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Best of the latest Commuter drawings

Just some of the better drawings of late from my commuter sketchbook.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

What I did on my holidays...

...not much to be honest.

Friday, 16 July 2010

A shed I found amongst a pile of collages I don't even remember doing...

Train journey drawings

On looking back over my sketchbook a few of the better (I think?) sketchbook drawings of regular commuters from my regular commute from Hebden to Preston or back since about December 2010.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Studio Pics

Thought you may want to see where I work in the attic of my house.