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Does InstaFaceTwit make everyone an artist?

Joseph Beuys famously declared on a number of occasions in the 1970s that ‘Every human being is an artist.’  I wonder what he would say in 2017? I think he’d say the same thing. Everyone is an artist. Oh yes … Continue reading

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My favourite tool isn’t a paintbrush, it’s my iPhone

Creativity comes to me in bursts. It acts just like the proverbial busses. I sometimes go for weeks without much of a creative thought or idea passing through my busy, anxious mind and then suddenly they all come to me … Continue reading

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MA Show 2017 – review

Today, I took my seven-year-old son to see the Wolverhampton Art School MA Show 2017 at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery.  We spent an hour looking around the artworks on show.  Later, over lunch, I asked him what his favourite piece … Continue reading

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The story of the red-and-black silk pants

On my travels around Newport today, looking for beauty, I came across a pair of red-and-black silk pants. The paints had been left / flung / abandoned next to Travis Perkins Builder’s Merchants at some point before 11.18am on Monday … Continue reading

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Beauty in Newport – it exists to those that seek it

Two years ago I went out one day and sought beauty in Telford. Two years ago, I found some beauty in Telford. Admittedly, not a great deal, but some. I wrote about that beauty. Today, I felt inspired by a … Continue reading

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Art galleries should allow solo entry only

In an ideal world, or parallel universe if not in an ideal world (or is that the same thing?), art galleries would allow solo entry only. Last weekend I went to Washington D.C. for a short holiday. While I was … Continue reading

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More musings on the nature of creativity

Today I came across this quote in an article I read online about how Facebook uses algorithms to manipulate our thinking.  So, without irony, I asked Facebook what they thought (by Facebook, I mean my circle of friends, my Dunbar’s … Continue reading

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