Dear Cleo 17 10 27

Dear Cleo

It was good to catch up this morning don’t worry that you haven’t got your letter yet it will probably come on Monday.

These are the pictures that nearly didn’t make it into project one but were too good not to include.

Figure 01(17 10 28 01)  A picture that is worth 25 words Digital photograph

Figure 02 (17 10 28 02) The snail, after Matisse at the Courtauld  Digital photograph

Figure 03(17 10 28 03) Costa Bananas Digital photograph

Figure 04 (17 10 28 04) Eclipse the Courtauld Digital photograph

Figure 05 (17 10 28 05) Stairways to heaven flights 1, 2 and3 Digital photograph

Figure 06 (17 10 28 06) Remembrance weak dawn Digital photograph

Figure 07 (17 10 28 07) Not one of Cornelias arsonist unknown Digital photograph

Since we met earlier, my right arm has been savaged by the dog from the Omen no treat, big trick the police and A&E had starring roles but I can still draw and the antibiotics accentuate my synthesesia

 

Love as always

Mickos xx

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Dear Cleo 17 10 03

Dear Cleo

I hope you are well. Carrying on from yesterday I have remembered the old songs for Friday and Saturday which only leaves Thursday and Sunday to find.

More photographs that inspired me, these are of paths and pavements I walked, the photography aspect of this part of the course is beginning to bore, so I have been experimenting a little crudely with the buttons on Photoshop.

Figure 1 (17 10 03 01) Paths 01, just a pretty picture, digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 2 (17 10 03 02) Paths 02, Suggestive, digital photograph cropped in Photoshop.

Figure 3 (17 10 03 03) Paths 03, a souk in Marrakesh, digital photograph with doors and windows added in Photoshop

Figure 4 (17 10 03 04) Paths 04, Dinosaur feeding adjacent to human latrine, cave wall in Santa Uritrino, Northern Spain, circa 8000BC, digital photograph cropped in Photoshop.

Figure 5 (17 10 03 05) Paths 05, a disturbance in the force, in a galaxy far far away, digital photograph cropped, black and whitened, posterised and gamma corrected in Photoshop.

Figure 6 (17 10 03 06) Paths 06, convergence of Edmonton ley lines, digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 7 (17 10 03 07) Paths 07, the constellation of the running fox, those born under this sign have wisdom and cunning, can draw like Raphael, have a tendency to drink copious ammounts of lager and eat out of dustbins (15 November12.30 to 12.42) Digital photograph cropped and adjusted in Photoshop

Figure 8 (17 10 03 06) Paths 08, ancient Viking map of Yorkshire carved in York stone, the insert, embellished in emerald, represents garlic and showing the lair of Dracula in modern day Whitby Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop,

I hope you enjoyed my journey into the ridiculous and we can catch up at the weekend in case you need further explanations

Love as always

Mickos xx

Dear Cleo 17 10 02

Dear Cleo

I hope you had a good day at school, Mondays are always the hardest. In the old days there was a song about Mondays, I’ll play it for you the next time you come over.

More photographs that inspire me, these are of the Hogan Stand when I went to Dublin.

The first one is about lines, the very straight man made lines of the stand structure and pitch markings, the drawing in the gold tickertape that is a record of the movements of the winning team on the pitch, I never knew pieces of tickertape were so long. I have had hours of fun with a pair of framing angles isolating sections of the crowd as well.

Figure 1 (17 10 02 01) Hogan Stand 01 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

The rest of the photos are of the structure of the stand itself, as you know, in my work, I am used to looking at drawings of structures and imagining what they will be like when they are built, I find it interesting to look at a completed building and strip it down into its blue print lines. There is probably a way to reduce these photographs to lines in Photoshop but you know me, never press more buttons than you need to.

Figure 2 (17 10 02 02) Hogan Stand 02 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 3 (17 10 02 03) Hogan Stand 03 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 4 (17 10 02 04) Hogan Stand 04 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 5 (17 10 02 05) Hogan Stand 05 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

If you still have the framing angles handy, they work quite well on the photographs of the stand. While I have been writing I thought of the old days Tuesday and Wednesday songs, I expect by the time we get together I will have the whole week sorted out.

Love as always

Mickos xx

Dear Cleo 17 10 01

Dear Cleo

I hope you are in bed by now getting ready for school tomorrow. I had a great day with you yesterday and learned lots.

Today I have been putting together the photographs that inspired me, I often take photographs of bizarre things, well bizarre to other folks but not to me. Here are the ones I took of tarmac , tarmac is flat, textured and full of manmade cuts and interventions.

Figure 1 (17 10 01 01) tarmac 01 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 2 (17 10 01 02) tarmac 02 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 3 (17 10 01 03) tarmac 03 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 4 (17 10 01 04) tarmac 04 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 5 (17 10 01 05) tarmac 05 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 6 (17 10 01 06) tarmac 06 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 7 (17 10 01 07) tarmac 07 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 8 (17 10 01 08) tarmac 08 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 9 (17 10 01 09) tarmac 09 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 10 (17 10 01 10) tarmac 10 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

Figure 11 (17 10 01 11) tarmac 11 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

 

Figure 12 (17 10 01 12) tarmac 12 Digital photograph cropped in Photoshop

The best impression of the roughness and texture of tarmac is when you fall over on it and scrape your knees.

My Love as always

Mickos xx

Dear Cleo 17 09 29

Dear Cleo

It was great to see you this morning, and I had great fun watching you draw, you are such a natural at it.

Now that the aliens have gone home, I did two drawings from my imagination. This was the first;

Figure 1 (17 09 29 01) Untitled, so as to protect the innocent, XL charcoal on sugar paper.

Drawing is now teaching me things, my head is full of stuff that needs to get out and drawing allows them to escape. I know this part is about interacting with the landscape but there is a very personal landscape inside my head itching to get out.

It rained, I sat and thought a while and drew this still life from my head.

Figure 2 (17 09 29 02) Imaginary still life, XL charcoal on sugar paper.

Maybe, there is some kind of connection between the voices inside my head and my artistic voice, could it be that it is one of them?

Anyway enough of that, tonight Mickos is in charge because Mummy and Daddy are going out, I’ll bring the paper and the pencils you choose the film, see you later.

Love as always

Mickos xx

Dear Cleo 17 09 27

Dear Cleo

I was having a quiet night whem these people landed in the back yard, they were friendly enough and they didn’t have any pobes, and they built a pyramid and then left, as suddely as they arrived. I was listening to classical music and was able to draw them as they were exiting thier ship, building the pyramid and leaving, it is going to take me ages to take their pyramid to the tip.

Figure 1 (17 09 27 01) The Visitor, XL charcoal on A2 Cartridge paper

Figure 2 (17 09 27 02) Der der der der der, XL charcoal on A2 Cartridge paper

Figure 3 (17 09 27 03) And I think I’ll build a pyramid today, XL charcoal on A2 Cartridge paper

Figure 4 (17 09 27 04) We are your friends, XL charcoal on A2 Cartridge paper

Don’t worry, they are gone now, their afterburner made a terrific noise and left a scorchmark on the pyramid, but luckily it got rid of the weeds in the yard. God knows how they got the stones for the pyramid, they look kind of Welsh but they should go easily into the rubble skip at the tip.

I will see you at the weekend and fill you in with all the details of their visit, let me know what film we are going to watch because I am babysitting.

Love as allways

Mickos xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Cleo 17 09 26

Dear Cleo

I hope you had a good Monday at school, I have slept and worked and found a new horse, but I am going to keep riding in the same direction.

Going back to Merleau Ponty’s statement, I think we can now agree that Vincent was possessed by the unspectacular corner of a wheatfield with its incumbent crows in Auvers Sur Oise and in turn he owned it.

The corner of this particular wheatfield had been subject of several interventions, not least by the sower of the wheat, Vincent as Millet, was familiar with the sower and the religious connotations of the sower.

I own seven photographs of a playground that has been subject to innumerable interventions. The first intervention, believe it as you may, was in Genesis Chapter 1 verses 11 to 13.

“Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth vegetation, every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it” and so it happened; the earth brought forth every kind of plant that bears seed and every kind of fruit tree on earth that bears fruit with its seed in it. God saw how good it was. Evening came, and morning followed- the third day.”

So now I am familiar with the tree and the religious connotations of the tree, so as a starting point, I am not far away from Vincent, or Millet or even Pissarro. All I need do now is dance at the easel.

Figure 1(17 09 26) Dancing in Eden, Winter, ink washes on A2 cartridge

It doesn’t really look like the photographs because I drew it from memory which is, I suppose, one way of possessing a landscape and making it your own and interacting with it.

Love as always

Mickos xx