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Visit My Mosque Day 2017


Took 50 badges to give to the young people and anyone else who would like one, to my local mosque yesterday.

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Statement 2015

Over the past year a lot of people have been expressing concern that I haven’t been making any art, with an implied / expressed suggestion that as I wasn’t making anything, there was something wrong in my life.

I have thought long and hard about this, and have come to the following conclusions.

All of my art has worked in parallel with my various forms of formal and informal therapies, right from day 1. I failed my art O level. All my art from my art therapy in 2002 to date has been about working through emotional and psychological issues in tandem with clinical inputs.

Getting a degree, a solo show and a variety of other engagements out of this have been bonuses over the last 10+ years.

I am no longer in therapy; I am no longer attached to secondary services after more than 30 years; I have nothing left to work through, beyond the everyday, and I have plenty of friends and chosen family with whom to talk through things. I would still like to show, talk about, and sell some of my literal shed-full of work going forward.

The work I made is my truth and I will never forget that: indeed remembering it is part of what keeps me well and moving forward. I could not have got to this point in my life without art, but my relationship with it for the foreseeable future is likely to be as an interested observer, travelling across Europe for exhibitions, and I am not unhappy with that.

I wish you well for 2015.

Statement of Practice 2014

On 1 January each year I take a quote from an artist or writer on art that has particular resonance for me at that time, and I post it to mark a moment in my thinking about art and my art practice, and to reflect on what has passed, and what continues to guide me.

“During creative processes all are equal and free.”

Graphs and charts illustrated talks and Q As at Dragon Cafe 19th August

These talks relate to the graphs and charts in this post:


Update on graphs and charts talk on Monday 19th August

DC Programme- Monday 19 August 2013

Graphs and charts illustrated talk


I’ll be doing an illustrated talk about my graphs and charts at the Dragon Cafe SE1 on Monday 19th August, around 1pm and 5.15pm.

It would be great if you could come along!

I’ll be posting their day’s flyer here later this week, as soon as I get it :-).

Best wishes,




SGDP retrospective

In the Dark Hours

Accompanying text: statement etc for SGDP retrospective

Image by Steve R

in the dark hours SGDP June 2013