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Writing and artworks published in magazines and books...

also see online writing on Blog and Garageland Reviews, and Film Essays

 

2001 - present Arty (editor) – Essays, Reviews and artworks (Ongoing)
2006 - present Garageland (editor) – Essays and artworks (Ongoing)

            

2017
April Garageland 21: Urban Ghosts Ghost Cinema Film when projected in a dark room has a ghostly quality. This text focuses on the buildings that film is shown in.
February Arty 38: Ear Beautiful Ears A short essay that looks at the ear as an object of beauty.
2016
September Arty 37:
Isolation Chamber Vacation
Death and Liberation The appeal of the on-screen widow from Blanche DuBois to Jasmine French.
June Film, Fashion & Consumption, Volume 4, Numbers 2-3
Ghostly threads: Painting Marilyn Monroe’s white dresses In 2012 I started a series of paintings of Marilyn Monroe’s white dresses. While painting, it became apparent that they were more about the body inside them than about the dresses themselves. Monroe has been infantilized and cast as a victim by many biographers, while at the same time being used as a figurehead for a multiplicity of ideas around sexuality, whiteness, ‘otherness’ and feminism by theorists and artists. In the article I look at how Monroe’s image, despite, or maybe because of, her efforts to control it during her lifetime, has continued to be influential. I refer to specific examples of her film roles and her costumes to unpick why she is still such a fascinating figure and why my paintings, while not actually featuring Monroe, manage to convey a powerful essence of her through the trace of her body.
January Feast Journal: Cutlery Inverted Reflections in a Sliver Spoon Article exploring the symbolic associations of a ‘silver spoon’ in John Huston’s 1967 film Reflections in a Golden Eye
2015

December

Garageland 19: Self

'I Seem to Have Lost the Reality of the Reality'

Essay which centres on Cassavetes’ Opening Night to investigate the fused and confused reality of films where actors play actors.

September Garageland Reviews Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust at the Royal Academy Review of the Cornell retrospective at the RA.
May A Bit of Undigested Potato Spellbound Two new paintings made especially for this anthology of dreams and nightmares, edited by Keara Stewert.
April Arty 35: British Culture The Gothic Tendency Artwork and a short text about the vampiric allure of pale young British men of indeterminate sexuality
March Elsewhere / Altrove To Elsewhere and Back Again Essay about being away from home. The publication also features images of the Varese series of paintings and work from the exhibition Elsewhere / Altrove at Yellow, Varese, Italy.
January Garageland 18: Sex The Beguiling Eyes of Novello and Valentino Essay looking at the sexual allure and ambiguity of silent film stars Rudolph Valentino and Ivor Novello
  Garageland Reviews Elvis at the O2 Review of an exhibition of Elvis memorabilia
2014

December

Garageland 17: Society

School, Sexuality and the Surreal

Essay looking at surreal teen experiences in the films If… and Jamie Marks is Dead

  Garageland Reviews Love is Enough: Warhol and Morris Review of the exhibition at Modern Art Oxford
October Arty 34: Rome The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone Essay about Tennessee Williams' time in Rome during the 1950s
January Garageland 16: Machines Dream Machines Essay written with Corinna Spencer which looks at the dream inducing qualities of film
2013

October






July

April



February

Arty 33: Deep South






The Rebel:
Elvis Special

Garageland 15: Collaboration


Arty 32: White

On the Trail of the Real Elvis Experience


Southern Belles



Rhinestones and Pink Pants

Down in Tiger Tail County



I'm a Girl not a Ghoul

Essay describing a search for authenticity from Nashville to New Orleans via Graceland’s jungle room.

Paintings and short texts about southern belles.

 

Essay about Elia Kazan, Tennessee Williams and remembering and forgetting their Baby Doll.

Paintings of Marilyn Monroe in her almost omnipresent white dresses.
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2012

 



March


February

The Sixteen Most Beautiful Men (in profile)


AABAM DAMNED


Garageland 12: Film

Tranzine series: Transition Editions, Tranzine 004


Mirror Mirror


Hope and Home

Limited edition publication with images of Sixteen Most Beautiful Men paintings and short texts

A collection of 7 artist curses published in an edition of 100 by AAABAM

Essay tracing the cinematic representations of London's experiments in social housing

2011
  Feast: edition 1 Indulgence Reality bites into the movies Text about fast food in films and accompanying Film Diary paintngs.
2010
December


November


July


April
Garageland 11: Family


GQ Style AW10/11 (Pg 78)


Garageland 10: Future


Arty 27: Magic/K
Lost in a Masquerade


Business Class


10.05.10 She slept under clear plastic


We wear white
, we are beautiful
Essay about Todd Haynes's film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story.

Short text about Elvis Presley's backing band.
Earlier
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2002
2001
SOFT - Why Humans Dream of Be-quiffed Androids (essay)
The Rebel – essay in response to SCUM manifesto
Garageland 5: Beauty - Grey Gardens: faded glamour in the Hamptons (painting & accompanying text)
Total Spec – interview with artist Sigrid Holmwood
Firstsite Gallery – critical text to accompany Raphael Pepper’s Residue show
Azucena Vieties Catalogue Essay – Bilbao, Spain
TangentPainting a Picture – Essay and accompanying images
Leisure CentreStrawberries – Drawing and accompanying text
ARTY GREATEST HITSThere is a Light That Never Goes Out - Essay
Some Mild Peril – Publication to accompany Goose Fair exhibition by Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright - Drawing
Equipment: the book of lists - Drawings
Next Level– Painting and Photography (Essay)
V (spring issue) – Commissioned Artwork


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