Saturday, January 24, 2015
Sunday, January 18, 2015
With a background in high-technology industries Ben first sought expression for his art in robotics and kinetic structures.
Ultimately, the results were frustrating; failing to capture the purpose of his work, expressing the permanence of the concept defined. They provided only contrived solutions to problems rather than the expression of ideas.
Early graphic works reflected the search for a simple technique that captured the spirit of his intent. Acrylics, pastel and inks etc were individual building blocks of an approach that moved him ever further away from this Constructivism.
More recently, by exploiting the subtle effects of mixed media Ben has found the means of expressing the concepts that motivate his work. Colours give shape to form and tones give depth to the images in work that is often elemental in expression. Simple ideas are conveyed with a powerful, sometimes complex but always challenging technique.
Combining elements of Tachisme,"found" images, and classical expressionism this exhibition provides an honest story of an artist's journey.
Friday, January 09, 2015
Week 1 is nearly done. I managed 2k on Sunday and Monday and a gentle 1k on Wednesday.
Then a few laps in the pool, probably only 500 metres really, I was in a rush.
Friday morning I struggled out of bed after a steak dinner the night before with PrincessPurling and fought my way through 2k at 5am.
My tendons in my feet and calves are agony...but I am assured this is due to the move to barefoot....and not running for 25 years.
I'm going to have a big rest and let everything recover and then start more regular runs.
Also Chia Fresca is THE BOMB!
Wednesday, January 07, 2015
...I am not dead! No, really! I've been on Twitter and doing all sorts of other crazy stuff like falling in love, getting dumped, dancing, buying a banjo, swimming in the sea, annoying a few people I really liked, having an art exhibition, buying Flo a 3-piece suit, hanging out with Flo, teaching a dog stupid tricks, promising to do a skydive, nearly getting sacked, not getting sacked, going mental, nearly being sectioned, did I mention RUNNING! The Bristol 10K beckons and I think distances beyond. Mr @skeddy reminded me of my blog and how documenting my training might help and/or be funny (mainly because I am an old man). Some other stuff probably happened too.. Training notes coming up. Lots of monkeys B
Monday, April 02, 2012
So. My folks and I took Flo to Disneyland Paris...it was one of those "let's get this out of the way and never talk of it again" holidays.
Here's a few pictures for your enjoyment. I may add some of dad's once he gets round to getting them off the camera.
Friday, February 03, 2012
Monday, January 09, 2012
Once there was a pirate, capsized and lost at sea.
Friday, January 06, 2012
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I've loaded a couple of boxes onto the Guriwagon and strapped a rucksack on top
All I have to do now is get it/them and Flo to Exeter. There might be tension on the train, so I'm wearing my "friendly" face and making contingency plans.
Here's my friendly face.