My specialism is lateral thinking, resolving the complexity encountered in the world with reductive poetic logic. I intertwine commercial and cultural practice: responding to the paradox of daily life and the complexities of project assignments. I seek focused solutions that feel inevitable. I get there by starting at the beginning, asking why, what if… then making sense of the things I find with radical acceptance and by embracing truth.
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210mm x 297 A4 glass clip frame, acrylic paint
Edition of 60 signed and numbered copies, each unique
The clip frame backing board is marked in pencil, mapping geometric shapes and proportions relational to its dimensions and the four slot apertures. Colours are emotiomaticaly selected and combined, in rhythm to the mantra internalised, and applied at the intersection of lines. The final composition grows from the weight of the glass and the gentle squeeze exerted by the frames clips, spreading and connecting colours between the two surfaces. Made to be displayed in transitional spaces, to remind the viewer to be fully present.
Note on viewing: Each painting is its own universe, select one. Breathe slowly and deeply whilst observing the painting. Gradually let your gaze go out of focus. Meditate on the centre of the painting, allowing its geometry to bring your mind to a state of balance.
2005 – ongoing
Eight is the first number alphabetically
Zero is the last
Just heard this on the radio…
"Eleven plus two" is an anagram of "twelve plus one"
I was in a hotel room a few years ago and I woke up in the early hours and glanced at the digital clock radio. It displayed the time using six digits HH:MM:SS
Just at the moment I glanced it flicked over to 04:04:04. It occurred to me that, using calculator word logic, this would read ‘ho ho ho’ if viewed upside down. That year I produced a Christmas card with those digits on the front and ‘Christmastime’ printed upside down as the message on the inside. In the absence of any further explanation, absolutely nobody understood the card.
I've always liked that 56 = 7 x 8
Two is an even number with an odd number of letters
In Chinese, the characters for one, two and three are 一，二，and 三 respectively
123 - 45 - 67 + 89 = 100
The word ארבע (arba) in hebrew which means four has four letters
NEVER ODD OR EVEN is a Palindromic phrase
Twelve + One = Eleven + Two
I love the beauty of this numeric/anagram equation for 13
12 x 12 = 144 is palindromic to 441 = 21 x 21
‘Forty’ is the only number spelled in alphabetical order
In Korean the number 3 is called ‘set’.
I was looking at my digital clock last-night and it occurred to me that 4:56 is quite an interesting time.
4 uses four segments of the seven-segment display
5 uses five segments of the seven-segment display
6 uses six segments of the seven-segment display
Samuel J. Mallett
Pente (πεντε) = 5 in Greek, and has 5 letters.
In Dutch (and also in German), the number 4 is called: VIER
Mark van den Heuvel
In spanish the number five has the same amount of letters as the number it represents.
5 = CINCO
In Danish the number 2 is called ‘to’, the number 3 is called ‘tre’ and the number 4 is called ‘fire’
Jens Dan Johansen
In my dialect ‘Bergamasco’ the first three numbers are:
1 - ù
2 - dù
3 - trì
2 + 2
2 x 2
2 to the power of 2
all = 4
Six and twelve are the only numbers that in doubling the amount of letters you get the number
Twenty minus five has the same number of letters as the answer
The number of letters that spell; eight trillion and, seventeen quintillion, match the number of digits when written numerically
Four is the only number that has the same number of letters as the number represents