This is my latest artistic and expressive piece. I have called it Trainspotting after the infamous Scottish film. The film was shot in and around some areas that I have lived and I know first hand that life in and around these areas can be a trial.
The piece is actually a pro-life message, having experienced some issues with suicidal ideation, depression and anxiety, the piece for me is a cathartic experience and allows me to deal with my cognitions in a positive and creative way.
Better that issues of this nature are explored in a creative and positive way than remaining unchecked and ignored to possibly come back at a later date both stronger and virulent.
There are many ideas and concepts explored in the piece and small details that hold a lot of meaning. Exploring these meanings and trying to understand them is a natural part of my character.
To present the work to others is also a pleasure as it allows others to explore their own thoughts and feelings on the various subjects and concepts involved in the piece.
To challenge myself and promote this way of thinking in others is all I hope to do. If it helps to highlight some of the more serious issues in the process then this is a bonus.
With some helpful hints and support from a Friend I have been busy building a new web site. It hopefully conveys a more professional outlook while still carrying a strong element of design and creativity.
Below is a screen shot that will give you some idea as to it's style and colour scheme.
Shouldn't be too long before I am able to upload and advertise the finished site.
Had a slight change in direction recently and produced a couple of artistic pieces.
These pieces are focused on the nature of War and Peace and represent the various ideas and cognitions regarding these two seemingly interwoven subjects.
Sometimes working in this way can take it's tole, a lot of emotional and mental input goes into these pieces and the process can be quite tiring. I am therefore drawn back to producing simple pieces with a more pleasing and calming feel, this ultimately creates an eclectic output that often hints at my state of mind.
A simple incense bowl is a pleasure to turn and the scent of Nag Champa filling the air promotes harmony and well being.
I've been working for sometime on producing a new website. Something the captures a greater sense of the work instead of trying to market myself via a sales angle. The site uses online software to create a website with as little or as much flash input as you like. I have tried to keep it simple with the focus on the work and the site providing a more stylish and designed approach.
The website is currently free from any sort of subscription but the drawback from this is a few software adverts and a standard website address, this may be changed if I consider it worth while upgrading to a subscription package.
Here is a link to the website, it is still in development but will give a good idea as to the direction the site is heading in: