Chance Encounter

October 31st, 2017

Me and a Superhero I chanced to meet. Posing, as one does.

Paper View

October 26th, 2017

I must have been twelve or thirteen years old and living in London when my mother (for reasons she and I both forget) introduced me to a charming older lady named Peggy Angus. Amazing but true, Peggy produced wallpaper with her own hands using a linocut technique. An enthusiastic follower of William Morris, there was something about the simpliciy and hand hewn quality of Peggy’s work I liked better than Morris’ and I never forgot it.

Fast forward a few decades and I was googling Peggy Angus (as one does) when lo I discovered the late Paggy Angus had touched many others. One of those, it turns out, is Hugh Dunford who produces wonderful handprinted wallpaper. I am a huge fan both of Hugh’s wallpaper and his paintings. Whenever I can I like to use Hugh’s wallpaper as a backdrops to my silhouette images.

Feast your eyes at http://www.dunfordwood.co.uk/and look out because you may wind up papering your entire house, or at least the entry way. How can you not?

I Hate to Say it But

October 19th, 2017

Full of Myself

October 8th, 2017

Emily

Emily

I’ve embarked on a series of images about some unsettling family history that recently came to light.

Face Time

September 19th, 2017

At the Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Rubber …Duckies and etc

September 15th, 2017

Some of my images are cut out of a material called Neoprene that is gooey in a good way. Here’s where I get it.

Canal rubber

Rodent Alert

July 15th, 2017

Squirrels, don’t get me started.

My Grandfather

July 15th, 2017

Gilbert Rayner was born the same year as Adolf Hitler and Charlie Chaplin.

Is it Wrong?

June 15th, 2017

Strangely exhilarating to be focussing on  the sad lives of my forebears. For an exhibit.

for exhibit

for exhibit

On Mina’s Wall

April 15th, 2017