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This piece dates from 2004. It was inspired by the famous tree growing high in the White Mountains of Inyo County in California. The tree is estimated to be around 4845 years old. I experimented with several techniques to  try to achieve a heavily textured, weathered looking surface, including glueing gauze to the canvas then working over it and mixing sand with the emulsion paint. The tree shape was made by spraypainting over a plastic toy tree. I’m aware that the name also refers to the oldest person whose age is mentioned in the Hebrew bible. The piece was definitely influenced by Anselm Kiefer.

This recent piece grew from the lunar crater image in the top left. Layers of acrylic and oil paint have been spilled and worn with sandpaper. A series of  holes were drilled into the surface. I’m enjoying the potency of fluorescent pink.


I’ve been working on this piece recently. I’ve been spending an hour or so at a time adding and obliterating parts of the composition. I haven’t completely decided if it’s finished. The photo was taken with a higher resolution camera than most of the others on my blog so please zoom in to see fine areas of detail like these:

I’m working on wooden panel, enjoying a resistant surface to sandpaper and hammer nails into.

Pencil and graphite on card. Some marks have been erased.


This is a pencil and graphite work from two years ago. Layers are added and erased. Some of the marks appear quite agressive.

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