My Saturday afternoon. I hope everyone is doing something more exciting!!!
I wish you all well on this last day of 2018.
It has been a completely odd experience here in the U.K in the last two years or so since we had that vote that triggered, a period in history that will be laughed and scorned at. Something so ridiculous that it will be used in case studies in human stupidity, for decades to come.
Lots of great things have happened to me in 2018. But, we are buggered now. So things have changed. Life. seems to remain “optically” normal , but hey! We carry on as in some kind of never ending grief about the loss of the empire. It seems if the as the new normal works meanwhile the government are really masquerading as politicians , in charge of some back street middle management Double Glazing company playing back room deals, slapping each other on the backs, whilst we are living in a country which is so divided, politically and by blame and pie eyed ideas, that seem to be made up in some bizzare “lets fuck Britain, Bingo”
Below is something from my sketchbook, that was made this afternoon, the type was added after.
(Image: Implicit Order)
Today is the day when a group of artists, musicians, fans alike are paying respects to Dave law who sadly passed from Cancer earlier this year.
As mentioned in my last post, There will be a gig tonight in Glasgow, but if you cannot attend you can go and listen to a variety of music and video online, from soo many bands including, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle, Chris and cosey, Conspiracy international). Robin Rimbaud (scanner), Security, Laica, Ruby, 3 daughters, and much more.
To find these nuggets , just hashtag #ADayForDil on twitter, or search on Facebook. Also all money raised will be going to Macmillan Trust, please donate if you can.
Here is a web page with all the links, GO THERE NOW.
On the 23rd June I will be involved in a day of celebration, of the life and death of Dave Law, more commonly known as DIL23.
Dil23 was a supporter of so many bands and artists alike (including me) and he championed the leftfield arts with so much passion and gusto.
On the 23rd day of June, “A Day for Dil” will commence. It is a multimedia platform, including video, art, music, and word, spread over the internet and culminating in a live show in Glasgow (see flyer below).
I am honoured to be asked to take part in this celebration of his life and have submitted a new art piece especially made for this event.
On the day of the 23rd there will be web links spread all over the net, so it will be like a massive arts trail.
The links will be online for at least 24 hours.
I will post more info next week. with links.
So many contributors, just paying their respects to a lovely, lovely man.
More to follow.
+++IMPORTANT ONLINE SHOP NEWS++++
I will be closing my Etsy Shop on the 14th May 2018.
My shop will be on another website shortly, which I will
update you on nearer the time.
Also because my work has been selling more from my studio,
and from email orders, meaning Etsy has become a less viable stream of income.
After I have moved shop, my prices will be going up, as my work
has been reappraised and I have been selling way below
So grab some super art at knockdown prices whilst you can.
Thankyou for all your support and custom.
Hollis (for Hollis art)
PS. Sorry for the lack of posts, but I have been away in NYC. I will update more soon.
Sneaky peek of the Book cover I designed for the wonderful Influx press, and the outstanding Gareth E. Rees. More pics and more info soon…
I am working on something.. it will take time until I can reveal a new process I am exploring.
Many thanks for all you guys that follow my blog, it means a lot.. can you wait a little longer?
I hope so.
keep checking back..
I went and painted a wall in my flat.
If you want a better view, pop along to my Facebook page here.
I am delighted to show a short conversation, made by Film maker Mark R. Hancock Filmed over one day in my Home studio in St Werburgs, Bristol.
Was a brilliant day. and Mark really made me feel at ease, great fun all round! he is available for video work, so contact him via his Vimeo page
Have a look!
After much talk, and half baked ideas via Facebook over a year long period about making a small film about my art and practice with the Film Maker, copy writer, and artist Mark R Hancock, kinda eventually faded.
The topic was raised again, and Mark actually visited me today to make that small film about my Art and my process.
Hopefully it should be all done in the next month or so, as Mark is a busy boy!
I will be intrigued find out how the shots of myself painting and trying explain something I am currently making, comes across ok.
Mark is really great to work with, and his patience helped with any “first night nerves” More to follow , but managed to do a couple of snaps in-between takes. (Oh get me!).