My ideas and art practice are based on four cornerstones:-
The Invocatory: The meaning in the flow of appearances has to be invoked - either by will or by a rule.
The Hallucinatory: What is there does not look like how we see it;
The Monadic: The world is not arranged in the pattern of the objects that we see - It is a geometrical matrix of infinite dimensions.
The Charged Ego: Moving through the world is - the unit in space, the monad in the matrix.
The components of these ideas:-
Artistic The idea ruler Time sequence
The point Dr Dee 1950 - 1968
Colour Various 1968-1975
The line G.W.Leibniz 1978-2008
The mark Paul Klee 2008 - present
I was born in 1950 in the midlands. As a child I played in the abandoned infrastructure of the industrial past:- quarries, canals, ash mounds, huge derelict factories with rusting chains whose links were bigger than me. These experiences have shaped my artistic sensibilities.
I spent six years at various art colleges. My Fine art degree course was at Newport College of Art, in South Wales. There I encountered Welsh mythology.
I worked as an art teacher for a short time but teaching was not for me. I spent thirty years as a Chartered Surveyor. This gave me the world of structures, schematic depiction, measurement, as well as the world of numbers and calculation.
In 2008, I became a full time artist. I am developing my private visual language, which incorporates all of these things.