Monday, 31 October 2016


Heads up : Portrait Head
Completed last year...when I had a few odds n' ends to rustle together. Currently on view at the Redwing Gallery Penzance

Approx 16 inches high x 6 inches depth
Materials : Vintage wooden wine box, wooden wall plug, copper nail pins, window sash stays, coffee grinder bowl, lead.

Friday, 21 October 2016

Inland Arts Festival : Prospect CMR

21st PV 6-9pm - 23rd October CMR Prospect

Alongside the Inland Festival with the 'Future of Redruth' as it's theme.

Future Yardsticks
Future Yardsticks (Graph of Growth & Happiness)
150cm x 280cm
Willow sticks painted red
Copper wire (neutral blue) with woollen text representing the link between future growth and well being...

Dagmara Przybysz
Lost Future portrait Dagmara Przybysz
Oil on canvas

After the tragic news this May of a young persons death at a local school.
Dagmara Przybysz was a beautiful, bright and creative 16 year old student with a very promising future ahead of her. She was passionate about fashion and photography.” said Zelma Hill Head of Pool Academy.
Dagmara, originally from Poland had been living in Redruth for eight years.
A tribute was organised soon after her passing. Family and friends attended with many of them wearing red which was Dagmara's favourite colour. 

Fracking future(s) & Mexican Tower
Fracking Futures : Communist opportunities (text)
A4 colour copy
Future Del Monte Tower (artist impression structure)
Size A4 colour copy (future menu)
mixed media 

Text I (left)

Future Red Industries, Exploitations, migration & immigration opportunities


Redrooth is twinned with Solnechny in Krasnoyarsk Krai (a federal subject of Russia) Solnechny is a Copper mining town in Siberia
The Krai is among the richest of Russia's regions in natural resources. Eighty percent of the country's nickel, 75% of its cobalt, 70% of its copper, 16% of its coal, and 10% of its gold are extracted here. Krasnoyarsk also produces 20% of the country's timber. More than 95% of Russian resources of platinum and platinoids are concentrated in the Krai.

Solnechny represents one of the largest copper reserve in Russia and in the world having estimated reserves of 1.92 billion tonnes of ore grading 1.17% copper

Our beloved leader gives YOU the people's of Redrooth the opportunities to live and work in exile in Siberia. Futures investment contracts have been banned. Collective socialist oligarchs have risen from the ashes to form a newly risen Red Phoenix of wealth & exploitations.

RUSSIA. The Red State helping you to become a member of the European People's Republic. 

BY ORDER & BY Communist DECREE : Includes Red China, Red Brazil & Red Corea


Text II

A future alternative menu (of sorts) Available from Red River cafe, Red Rooster Cafe, Red Rock Pub & The Scarlet Inn

choughed pie : original Cornish bird baked in a pie
red cherry bite : cherry's in a saffron bun
windlass biscuits : sweet & delicious (homemade recipe)

'Let's paint the town red' burger : Hot & Spicy with lots of chilli
'Kiddleywink fries' available as a side : Small, medium or big
'Badger hole' Like Toad in the hole but with a Cornish sausage with red-eye gravy

Blackberry Espandades : Real mexican flavour with a hint of chilli
Red Ruth Choc-o-bomb : Like Death by chocolate but packed with Cornish strawberries

Drinks : Available from local home brews or via the Copper Inn
Moonshine Mine Ale, Red River Ale, Shake Rag cider
Ruth Red Moonshine aka Moonshine of Red Ruth
R&R Rum (you get plenty of rest and recreation in every bottle)
Ruby Jack Whiskey , Black Jack Whiskey
Red River cocktails, Black Jack cocktails (secret ingredients)

Vent Tea (geothermal) : There's plenty of water down 'ere and it's hot! We've put it in a cuppa...the old way via a windlass


Celebrations : Red River Day   A3 text (left)
History in the making : The Astronomers View   A3 text (right)


A Carnival atmosphere radiates from the town as folk both young & old dress in Red and herald in the summer. Local chefs cook all things Rouge and with it come the famous Red Pastes which are a unique delicacy common to this area of Cornwall. Students from the college & artists create 'the Indian Holi festival' & everyone puts on their red shoes and dances to the music of the day.
Redruth in Bloom is very much a family affair until the night draws in and the revellers eager for the local Red River Ale, Moonshine Mine Ale and Ruby Jack cocktails enliven the balmy evenings air into a joyful rowdy mix.
As a visitor to the day(s) festivities you get a real sense of the impact migration had and it's a global contribution to other communities and nations wealth. Redruthians and the Cornish celebrate the culture that they witnessed by their forefathers. The exotic stalls of foods, song and dance reveal the extent to which the travelling Cornish emigrated.
'Cousin Jacks' are the branch of local wrestlers who hold championships around the world. And they put on a fine performance. R.E.D the local rock band making headline news with their new video 'casablanca' are a hit. The open air stage is all set for tomorrow's Play '$10 dollarhouse' exported from the USA. A tale of friendship and determination to revitalise a town with a restoration project. It's this dogged determination and true grit that have helped the spiritual fortunes spread to these pioneers of the west.
Today you get the impression the new solar parks, geothermal springs, technology Industry, colleges, locally sourced and international foods (Nathan Outlaw's Mexican themed nights in Redruth on fore st come highly recommended) all garnish a recipe that sends out a positive legacy for the future. 



Cornwall's desire to dig deep has paid off over the last fifty years and now progressed into the heavens of Space.
The collaboration with the European Space Agency and the SDSS Institute in mapping of the Universe have all helped to internationalise the scope of work here in Cornwall's Heartlands.
Unique metal plaques that map the universe adorn local classrooms (each hole represents a known galaxy – thousands of these plates were made & distributed to other countries)
The mining expertise has again come to fruition as two Cornish 'space pioneers' have achieved their ambitions to 'mine' asteroids. Michael Trewith and Mowenna Bassett space scientists and engineers at the science park (Redruth University Bristol) who helped to land Europes seventh spacecraft on a comet have recently come back from a visit to the Earth Zone Centre in the USA where flights to and from the Moon have garnered interest in attempting to exploit the minerals of our closest neighbours.
'This has been our dream since we first saw the landings on Mars and to travel in Space. Tim Peake was an inspiration to me back in the early days of the 21st Century' explained Michael. They both fund a research centre devoted entirely to the exploitation of the asteroid belt.
'We want to create a positive outlook to the World situation as our natural resources here on earth have plummeted. And to expand our horizons by being the first venture (jointly run via the Space hub of the UK) to capitalise on these floating assets high in ore, zinc, gold and titanium' said Mowenna.
There will be a competition for a few lucky children to experience weightlessness at the Space centre. Just one of the ways they hope to inspire a new generation...

room view

PROSPECT Background

Redruth is (really) twinned with Real del Monte in Mexico and the Cornish introduced football and built a Cornish tower on a Mexican Church. And In the USA at Mineral Point Wisconsin 'the Badger state' where miners would dig out their temporary 'digs' from the hill sides and dig small ‘Badger holes' as they were called to find the lead. And so the Cornish gave the name to the state.
In Mineral Point USA there is a graveyard with many Cornish graves - these have all been placed to face toward Cornwall England UK . Apart from one (A clown) who lived and travelled throughout the Americas...

'Cousin Jacks' travelled extensively from Cornwall to the mountains of Latin America, the Transvaal, India and from California to Canada. Large communities gathered in some areas : the 'Copper triangle' on Australia's Yorke Peninsula became known as 'little Cornwall'; and in the 1890's it was estimated that in Grass Valley, California over 60% of the population was Cornish.
In Bendigo Victoria after the Gold rush, Cornish miners also set to work digging out quartz. They kept goin' : Sloan Digital Sky Survey. There are opportunity's for the metal discs used in scanning/mapping the universe to be sent to educational establishments. : Allows you to participate in astronomical and earth bound scientific projects

Future comedy... 
Comrades of RedRooth are invited to spy on each other and to listen out if anyone is sarcastic about any of the Leaders's of the Communist Party. Anyone found to be telling jokes of this nature will be kept in solitary confinement until further notice. 

ps If it's a good one, we might write it down & pass it on to that guy Kim Jong Un  

only a jape

Frugelumpshok cackles aka laughing with a mouthful of crisps. It's no joke..salt and vinegar flavour are the worst.

No sense in talking to the birds in the trees. Birds don't talk. You sing to them. I ain't got no songs and I can't sing so I played them the new Chemical brothers album and that got rid of them.

Beg your pardon
I don't want your change. I want Bitcoins

Listening post
I wrote a letter to my MP and told him about my desperate need to start smoking again and that it would be good for smoking to be allowed in schools, pubs, hospitals and airports as I think these most repressed social skills have been missing for such a long time. If Grammar schools are being brought back in I thought it only fair that we should bring back old habits that are being lost. And then we can all be blamed for being a burden on the NHS and not by those just in the top 10% who've joined BUPA

Speed of thought - Fay de aya
No doubt you think I've got my head in the clouds. Too right...I love the sky and I travel on a supersonic frisbee. Forever in Guangzhou skies.

VAT : Value Added Trump. Why? Because it's gonna cost you 20% of the vote
People like to hurl abuse usually to their TV screens. It's called Hurling. It's considered a national sport across the States. If you can stop yourself from vomiting, land on your feet and use Trump as a scratch post then you are a winning cool Cat. Why do you think he sniffs every time he's near Hilary. He's allergic. (Trump may be a sore loser but he's still got nine lives..what a J Cat)

Your bard
Guinness is the fuel of the Gods. Lager is the Devil's Ale. Whiskey is for Saints. Rum is Fun.

Farmed animals are mostly herbivores, which means they are vegetarian and I only eat fish
I also wrote to the RSPCA and told them Animals should be locked up in prison for their sadistic practices and their unholy matrimonious shortcomings. These creatures kill young animals, they disrupt my bins, I see cats killing birds, spiders eating flies, bats eating spiders and on television it's even worse. Those lions should be locked up and how the devil do we allow children to watch nature programmes?  Fish, insects, mammals, worms and mice are allowed to be used as TV fodder, in the name of entertainment!! Animals should be banned. It's a disgrace. Yours, truly annoyed.

Walk and don't forget your Oyster card
London Black Cabs verses Uber? Now they can...using face recognition apps. Match your profile to a credited face of a London Black Cab driver and begin the new merger with Uber. #Hailacab app using your hand and for a heritage driver you get someone who knows his/her trade & enjoys a tirade against the incumbent Government.

(And a driver who actually understands who they're working for)

Woeful pedigree of news reporters - Reality bites
Strange internet sensations filter through from 'gossip-chant' vlogs and published moving talkies? What does this mean?  The media Promoting Pomposity over Personality and that's just in the US Presidential Elections. What a Circus.

Food appropriation
Post Brexit. Black puddings won't be banned or Pasties...enjoy your morning Croissant while you can. Those days are numbered. Includes Marmite from Tesco's. Good I only like Jam.

Defenders or Aggressors. Join the club
When War is catchin' it's called Waritus...some sides get really annoyed when it's their turn to bomb. They get jealous and go to their UN teacher to complain.

Idiotic Syndrome In Syria aka bombing and killing indiscriminately

A&E procedure
There's no cure for the NHS...don't take pills. The NHS needs rest, a week off work, plenty of exercise and a day on the golf course. And that's not contradictory. Junior doctors can't live like battery hens, patients should never operate and yet we all enjoy a free range service. So long as there's no bed blocking.

Use your mind to tell your muscles what to do - it's called dancing
Obviously if you have muscle pain and are on too many headache tablets & codeine then you need more exercise, go to a yoga class, eat only vegetables for a month and learn to do PE like you did at school. Don't forget to drink plenty of water.

Post Brexit
Pot bellies are banned by the NHS & smokers. Doctors receptionists will never ask you what your private medical condition is and A&E depts will still give you instant medical feedback because Doctor's surgeries are closed after work.

Post Brexit
Pulled Pork is all the rage in Schools, it's available in Subway and in Hospital canteens which is cool for teenagers. Nurses who treat 'customers' at weekends in the A&E because you're inebriated isn't. You are now banned...for life from using the NHS. Unless you sober up with 2 pints of water

London calling
Blackberry's go under! No more Blackberry messenger? They are no more...which means we are less likely to have another London Riots

Gillette the best a man can git 
In the end the most cost effective way of defeating the enemy was by handing out free (safety) razors. No beards meant no war. Brill. Who knew it was that easy?!

Cafetiere Society
Internet cafes used to be all the rage, now people drink coffee in cafe's, are connected to the internet all the time and get in a rage if a) there's no wifi b) slow internet c) the latte has too little froth d) mocha's aren't available

Women's right to an iphone 7
Women in the Roman Testament world such as Deborah, Rachel, Hannah & Abigail were considered prophets of note. Included Mary who had a first wise words said to her by Jesus after his resurrection. Junia was an Apostle and Phoebe so you know women have always been equal and boy can they talk and anyone telling you otherwise would probably come from misogynist or chauvinistic types of Man or Monks translating to fit the rulers of their age. Who knew Philogyny was everywhere in religious scripture or is it just in the modern age?

'Boo!' said Trump as he stepped out from a bush
Clowns...all the rage? Scary aren't they. Boris Johnson has been one for ages.

Enjoy being this moment.
Stand up to Cancer, tooth decay, obesity, fructose, Marmite, Dracula, killer dolphins, Joe Pasquale, guns, nuclear weapons, coffee flavoured chocolate and sparkling water. And have a sense of humour - you're going to need it. Oh and by the way good luck seeking love - but not on Tinder. (It works miracles though)  

Bonds Insurance Warranty 
End to Austerity by Theresa May?! At last we'll now pay off the debt by taxing those derivative's futures by speculating whether it's a viable option to create a levy on the millions of Hedge fund transactions. There's billions every day right there.

Vote Hillary to stave off moving North  
Are Canadians ready for American migration from a Trump win? Quebec is a decent place so long as you can speak french. Vancouver's out of the question since the Foreign Buyer's Tax...head for Montreal before any price hikes.

By up Town : Frank Wu very much
More flights between China and UK? Equates to more real estate for the Chinese to buy. However I still enjoy a Chinese takeaway. It's just the Chinese enjoy a British takeaway but it's not quite the same thing.

Touch smell and feel books...desire is good. You can read them too and use your hands to turn the pages.

Do you know Cattle are sacred in India...I bet they don't have Badgers

Friday, 14 October 2016

Gurnard's Head Art on sale

Skimming stones at Trebah
Beyond the Pail & St. Ives

  Gurnard's Head in the Sitting Room

   Dog walks

Friday, 7 October 2016

Society! Society! Society!

Society! Society! Society! What society does we individuals?

'There is no such thing as Society' said Margaret Thatcher who culled the Miners (because they were not environmentally friendly), killed off manufacturing and the Belgrano then imposed a Poll Tax on individuals. Don't let that argument fool you she was played by Meryl Streep in a film, appeared in a Bond movie and her clothes were in the V&A. She was infamous once, twice..three times the Iron Lady.

'I want to create a Classless Society' said John Major. Thinking If only we could run the economy as well as he won the first Gulf War we'll leave the ERM and forget the troubles in Bosnia. Don't let that argument fool you, he liked his eggs hardboiled and was only the Chancellor of the Exchequer before becoming PM. (Sets trending now don't it)

'Britain is a compassionate Society' said Tony Blair who brokered the Good Friday agreement, had a tendency to go to War often even if it was a bit dodgy. Was kind of religious, a Europhile, had a huge ego, was a bit vain but don't let that argument fool you. He was only a barrister after all. (He may yet make a comeback to clear his name - he'll forever say he won a second term)

'Seize the moment and lets build a Global Society' said Gordon Brown who sorted out the global banking crisis for a bit at the G20 (after spending like heck as Chancellor), oversaw the UK delaying tactics in the 'five tests' before any initiative to join the Euro. Wanted to help the poor of the country until he called someone a bigot. But don't let that fool you he argued for the Scots Union in 2014 and he don't take a PM pension unlike TB.

'I aim to build an Inclusive Big Society' said David Cameron after dragging the Liberals along announcing many cuts to public services, selling off London property to Russian Oligarchs, Britain to China, making Libya a safe haven for Daesh & arrogantly heading toward a Brexit. Don't let that argument fool you he was Eton educated and also a millionaire. Modern day selfie anyone?

'Our Society should work for everyone' said Theresa May. Announcing plans for us to buy shares in ourselves so that society reaps the dividends. Profits r' us...end of austerity but not the debt to society. But don't let misuses of migrants as bargaining chips with no means tested parochial argument fool you. She has great taste in footwear so were in safe hands.

March hare triggers article 50 ready for April fools day
As Italy's banks collapse and Germany can't bail anyone out May rolls up her sleeves and floors Junker...a bit like the 'hand bags at dawn' KO with UKIP MEP's.