37 Faces

37 Faces.

Once upon a time I kept a digital sketchbook on my phone.

I was about to delete them.

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A rolling stone gathers no moss.

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‘A rolling stone gathers no moss’ a proverb repeatedly turned on it’s head.

While writing this I heard news of Dennis Edwards’ passing.

“Papa was a rollin’ stone. Wherever he laid his hat was his home. And when he died All he left us was alone”

“A vagabond, roamer, wanderer, street-walker, highway-beater; a rolling stone, one that does nought but runne here and there, trot up and downe, rogue all the country over.”

転がる石に苔むさず (‘Korogaru ishi ni koke musazu’).

 

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The Borecode

The Borecode / Groundhog Day – ‘There are no short cuts.’

Boredom gets a bad rap. Iggy laid it out in ‘I’m bored’, money + power (real or perceived) + boredom and we see, then as today, boredom in those tiny hands, a destructive force.

But there’s another function of boredom. See Austin Kleon’s appraisal of Groundhog Day at the end.

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According to BBC News, boredom “…can be a dangerous and disruptive state of mind that damages your health”; yet research “…suggest[s] that without boredom we couldn’t achieve our creative feats.” – via Wikipedia

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I’m bored – Iggy Pop on the Old Grey Whistle Test.

“I’m bored.

I’m the chairman of the board.

I’m a Lincoln monologue, I’m livin’ like a God,

I’m bored.

I bore myself to sleep at night, I bore myself in broad daylight, ’cause I’m bored.

Just another slimy bore.

I’m free to bore my well-bought friends,

And spend my cash until the end,

’cause I’m bored!

I’m bored!

I’m the chairman of the board.

I’m sick.

I’m sick of all my kicks.

I’m sick of all the stiffs, I’m sick of all the dips, I’m bored.

I bore myself to sleep at night, I bore myself in broad daylight,

’cause I’m bored!

I’m bored!

Just another dirty bore!

Alright now,…”

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Waiting Room – Fugazi (Live / Italy 1999)

“I am a patient boy

I wait, I wait, I wait, I wait

My time is like water down a drain

Everybody’s moving,

Everybody’s moving,

Everybody’s moving, moving, moving, moving

Please don’t leave me to remain

I’m in the waiting room, I don’t want the news

I cannot use it

I don’t want the news

I won’t live by it

Sitting outside of town

Everybody’s always down

Tell me why?

Because, they can’t get up

Ah, come on and get up

Come on and get up

But I don’t sit idly by

I’m planning a big surprise

I’m gonna fight for what I wanna be

And I won’t make the same mistakes (’cause I know)

Because I know how much time that wastes (and function)

Function is the key

I’m in the waiting room, I don’t want the news

I cannot use it

I don’t…”

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Hard to choose one quote from Austin Kleon’s post onWant to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day

“Now, it might seem like a stretch, but I really think the best thing you can do as an artist or a creative person is pretend you’re Phil Connors in Groundhog Day: there’s no tomorrow, there’s no chance of success, there’s no chance of failure, there’s just the day, and what you can do with it.”

Watch: Groundhog Day – Everyday in one cut by Neil Fennell

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“Sonnt sich der Dachs in der Lichtmeßwoche, so geht er auf vier Wochen wieder zu Loche”

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Jason Lee, 02 February 2018

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Momentum

A curious box of tricks to sum up a corner of my Based On Real Events.

A few moments I’ve collected via Twitter for Based On Real Events in 2017

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From the ridiculous to the sublime.

Also while you are here, go check out This Ain’t No Disco episode four.

New Book – The Collection: Cork University Hospital Art Collection

The Collection: Cork University Hospital Art Collection

Available to order now.

Last week I received my copy of The Collection: Art Donated To Cork University Hospital. My painting Volume V, part of the original 70 art works, now at 260 and growing, donated to the collection in 1998, is included.

It’s on page 87 by the way, and it’s nice to get an mention in the introduction alongside Amanda Coogan.

“The art works provide solace and comfort to many patients and visitors in the hospital and this catalogue is an important record of these art works” – J.A. McNamara, CEO of CUH.

The Collection book was launched by actor Jeremy Irons back in August 2017.

“The Hospital believes in the importance of art for the well-being of all our patients. The underlying significance of this collection is a belief in the healing power of art and the ability to improve the experience of people attending the hospital, especially to those going through great stress and personal crisis.”Hotpress Magazine

The Collection includes work by Katherine Boucher Beug, Dorothy Cross, William Crozier, John Minihan, Sarah Walker, Sean Keating and more.

Order your copy here now.

At first my painting, Volume V, was hanging down by the X-Ray department. Later I heard it had been moved up to the ‘Psyche’ Department. It’s three and a half foot (width) by four and a half foot (height) and contains a homage to Degas’, and as my old friend Jim called her ‘Tra La La At The Circus’.

You’ll find it.In the halls or in the book.

Did you order a copy or two yet?

My copy took just over a week to arrive, with great quality  reproductions and work putting this together by the team.
In other news:

I’ve been invited to contribute to an exhibition coming soon.

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The Peregrine Falcon

New Patreon post up now: The Peregrine Falcon: An unexpected catalyst (Since 1978 / 79) and a road trip to the Burren, Co Clare.

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New work is going up on my private blog each week. Photographing with my new Pinhole Pro Lens + Canon 5D MKII, my Rolleiflex and my iPhone Accessible via any Patreon tier, a once off three dollar entrance for lifetime access.

On Sunday I caught Dublin’s indie-folk quartet Orchid Collective down at Levis Corner Bar photos of the gig are up now on The Thin Air Magazine now.

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Lowertown | Residency / Not Residency

The Ocean

‘Between 15 and 20 metres beneath this surface, crossed legs and facing west, I levelled off, closed my eyes for a moment and then looked in to the ocean, the Atlantic Ocean…’

But it wasn’t the Atlantic Ocean, it was something else, something much bigger.

This and a few posts from my two week Residency / Not Residency up now.

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