Friday, May 11, 2007

Searching, as one might, for more on the social history of the clothes peg, I fell across this site. Proof positive that one of something is just one of something, but a thousand somethings is a wonder to behold.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Tom Phillips, RA
During my artistic career it has become apparent that firstly, there is nothing new under the sun and secondly, that I have yet to have an idea that Tom Phillips, RA hasn't had approximately 20 years earlier. If you don't know him, I urge you to seek him out. His website is a treasure trove.
His long running project, 20 Sites n Years was has been very influential in my own work and if you're interested in ideas around space and place it's worth taking a closer look - because that's essentially what Tom Phillips does, he looks at small things very closely and with a reverence that is both moving and strangely disconcerting.
Home again II
Hendrikje Kuehne & Beat Klein, Property, 1998

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Not 'esque - the real thing

Ben Nicholson, 1894 - 1982
small silent siena 1965
intaglio print on paper

image source:
Home again
Home, rather than house, flat or similar nouns, carries particular meaning. I've been musing on what we mean by home a lot of late and was put onto this artist by Nigel Oxley. I've been making small Nicholsonesque (I wish) prints of domestic detail, the most recent of which was a line drawing of the standard issue South London terrace.

David Hephner has also used residential South London as his inspiration, painting meticulous representations of terraced houses and, more recently, working in mixed media on the subject of mass housing.
Picture sources: Mr. B. the occupant of no.20 leaving the house one morning last January, 1972, Coldharbour 1, 2003, mixed media

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Talking of home...
I've been collecting examples of the way we use home I in spoken language. Any more for any more?

welcome home
at home
home alone
home sweet home
going home
home boy
home from home
home user
residential home
home work
coming home
home maker
home swap
writing home
home page
home run
home is where the heart is
care home
home stay
second home
home cooking
home cinema
leaving home
home schooling
living at home
home safety
home office
dream home
home game
home in
children’s home
home loan
home study
home again, home again…
all the way home
home shopping
home improvement
phone home
home birth
holiday home
home wrecker
foster home
home help
moving home
home made
home delivery