Design training

Masks having a day out  in the country with BigBigTrain,

filming for their new video.


First two days of Devising and Rehearsing, up and done. What a delight!

Preparations for The Mask Cabaret on 18th March at City Arts Nottingham.

Thank you all, Didi, Ian, Andrea, Mary, Ruth, Richard and Nonsuch Theatre.

We won’t mention the dog….yet!

After two weeks of short  and frustratingly unsatisfying bursts of just a hour or so here and there, today I spent 6 hours on the job, in honour of International Commedia Dell ‘Arte Day. I think I have cracked it. Not finished but feel like my hands and eyes understand what they are doing now. Loads more practice needed but happily on the way. Have a real sense of 3D in the wood.

I should get to leather next week.

Today I re-hung an old painting which I made in 89/90 while living in Brittany. Curious as to how I made work then, I found the figures have mask like faces, yes, the mask was with me then, I just hadn’t discovered it. Technically it is a bit rubbish, but looking at it again after 26 years helps me clarify my trajectory. At that time I was rediscovering the  figurative  while looking at my own personal and political concerns….sexuality, individualism and community. Concerns which occupy my practice to this day.