Today marks a conscious change of direction.
I have put away the very few painted canvases I had left in the studio along with the paints.
I moved in to the 3rd space Studio in July 2011 ironically just as I preparing to tour the Salt pamphlet of poems. I moved to Sherwood in July 2010 with my wife Emma.
I have produced very few paintings whilst there in the past 7 years and it time to make unavoidable decisions as rationally as I can despite the impact of recent traumas.
From 2011 until January 2014 my focus was on drawing for the NTU MA.
This developed the Moogee cartoon persona into some quite serious cartooning and research.
However from mid 2014 when my course closed and I decided to go on a NTU creative writing M.A., which now seems utterly ridiculous but at the time seemed to make sense, I have struggled to use the studio properly. Partly this my own fault and partly outside events impacting on me.
So today I cleared away the paint and canvases and dedicated the space to ‘graphic art’ and changed the title of this blog to ‘Graphic Art’ deliberately because ‘Comic Arts’ suggests a focus on purely comic forms. I am not a comic artist but I do use drawing and graphic means to visualise ideas.
This goes alongside a return to writing represented by the recent ‘Lost Nottingham’ poems.
How long I will be able to continue using the studio is now in question.