Thursday, 1 May 2008


Some pics from the exhibition last december at gallery 86.Had great fun hanging the show with Doug.The wooden stuff is mine and the rest two other artists i met Jenaki and David Selby,both of whose work I really liked and I thought the mix of medias worked well in the space.

Summers here hooray,although it isn't that warm yet everything is growing like mad and the birds are extra busy.The car made it through the m.o.t without any major hurdles,with a juggle of the bills and small lend from a friend the tax and insurance are sorted as well.phew,I've only had it for a year but don't know what would do without it now.Have been creating more lathe things learning all the time and have decided to start another carving ,a large one that in between other projects will hopefully keep me busy throughout the summer months.


paul jessop said...

Nice work Paul, I thought i reckognised the place.
that big chair looks great.

paul said...

thanks paul.
I have been neglecting this blog thing a bit but will be back on the case soon

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Its in the memory of birds this age
The post on which to perch to proclaim mornings glory
the spots of the past where the pickings are richest
the ancestors favourites ,the old places

Its in the roots of the trees this age
As they suck in the leaves as they fall
with some knowledge returning to earth to roots
to nature,to nurture, to be reborn

its in the stones the oldness
the mothers bones exposed less
where moss and lichens creeping hand paints steadily
and the birdsong is distant like fading memories

About Me

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deepest, devon, United Kingdom
I don't know what I am but i know what i like.poetry, art and chipping at or joining together chunks of old wood,whilst listening to some good roots reggae or dub, world/folk music or blues all balanced by some good old punk rock.

solid oak post 3.5 feet high

rescued from collapsed original part of house in the dombseday book

I started with the natural bursts as eyes and soon got two faces

East,West Forwards and Back the green man is everywhere

The darker colours are the oxidisation of the exposed bits of outer timber over the many years

this piece took two months to carve.An allowance i made to myself for the first 2 months of this year.

which way to mordor