A Potpourri of Observations

This weeks photo challenge is ‘extra’.  Last week I posted off a package of work for a mixed show in Jersey, in the Channel Island, as a guest artist in Observations with Art in the Frame, at The Harbour Gallery, opening this weekend.  I hope the show goes well. So I present a few ‘extras’ for…

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Two Worthy Causes: Helping Survivors of Torture or Typhoon.

Christmas.  You know it’s that time of year when the begging letters with pitiful photos of suffering donkeys/dogs/homeless people etc., flop through your letterbox designed to tear at your heart-strings, and dig a deep hole in your pocket.  They are difficult to ignore.  I’ve seen the graphic images on Facebook too.  Images of unbelievable cruelty…

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Deep Blue

From: Caro Woods [mailto:caro@trezelah.co.uk] Sent: 09 February 2013 10:37 To: Michael Richards Subject: RE: Deep Blue again Dear Michael, I have attached a new (jpeg) image of Deep Blue.  As the original picture was a small file, I turned it into a vector image and enlarged the size to 25 square cm. (as requested). Do…

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What Price?

Money.  Sensitive subject.  It’s so important yet I was brought up believing it was vulgar to talk about it – in public!  How daft is that? Even now, I hesitate to publish the price of these works shown here as examples!  But we all have to make a living somehow, and I have chosen to…

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Google Plus or Minus?

Returned from the recent Art & Money (3/3) event in Bridport, Dorset, I was inspired by one of the key speakers, Paul Strickland to have a look at Google Plus, and started to map out a profile page, as illustrated here with a screen shot. Not sure yet how I feel about this new social…

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What’s the Point?

When my son was small, if he was asked to do something he thought was irrelevant – such as: darling….would you like to make your bed today? – his answer would invariably be, what’s the point?  He was right of course.  If he wanted to leave his bed unmade, then that was his responsibility.  Since…

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Music In Lamorna’s Valley

The sound of the stream gushing over tiny falls in its relentless rush down the valley to spew its contents into the sea, is the most arresting thing that hits your senses the moment you open the gate to the path that leads down to the small studio cottage, one of three that the artist,…

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Scratch Night

“A great idea and good performance. I think the ideas could do with a little more development“. When Anja said let’s do a version of Transformation for the scratch night at Hall for Cornwall, in a moment of blissful ignorance, I said OK, why not?  Then I was left pondering what on earth was a…

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60 wrd/min art critic 2: The Review

60 WRD/MIN ART CRITIC @ THE EXCHANGE CORNWALL, UK 19/10/11 1:40PM CARO WOODS Light on a body of water needs no help to enchant even a jaded eye, so the artist who takes it on as subject tasks herself with improving on nature. In “dip to white” Caro Woods attempts to do just that, with…

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60 wrd/min art critic 1: The Performance

Take one slender young gazelle of a woman who happens to be the itinerant, 60 wrd/min art critic, Lori Waxman.  Feed her some artists hoping for critical praise, and you have the ingredients for a performance like no other.   There are few clues to hint at Lori’s personality (note first name terms here), except that…

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