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Reflections on my work 'Jubilee' at Stew Gallery, Norwich

My piece Jubilee for this show was designed to be topical – ie a response to a real time event; draw on my interest in print and sculpture; three, to reflect some of the artists whose work I have been researching and stimulated by; to link the ideas I have been developing in my practice of holes/fissures; and lastly to fit into the gallery space and be possible to install using the fixings available and to do so within the limited time that we had. 506 more words

British Museum

Attached are some photos I recently took at the British Museum. The photos do not represent the best/most popular items at the museum, but rather some of the items that I liked. 85 more words


The Chessmen (Lewis Trilogy #3) - Peter May

What’s it all about?:

The concluding part of the Lewis Trilogy. Fin Macleod, now head of security on a privately owned Lewis estate, is charged with investigating a spate of illegal game-hunting taking place on the island… 603 more words

Book Reviews

My Notes From The Cloisters

I decided to go back over my “notes” from my trip to the Cloisters.  See, I’d gone there specifically to see the Lewis Chessmen (as well as the Unicorn Tapestries), but I can’t find any pictures of the Chessmen.  264 more words

New York

The Vikings: Life and Legend

A selection of the Lewis Chessmen

Men will quake with terror
Before the seventy sea-oars
Are given deserved respite
From the labours of the ocean… 4,252 more words


The Lewis Chessmen

I was just looking up “chess pieces” for reasons completely unrelated to my research, and stumbled across an interesting bit of Harry Potter trivia: the chessmen which Harry and Ron use in the… 220 more words

Children's Literature