The collaborative event that I have received funding from and ‘Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England’,involves the exploration of marrying ‘sculpting with sound’ techniques with my improvisational Indian music discipline/practice. The two musicians who have joined me on this project are Jack Harman guitar and Jon Tyre electronics and is also the recording engineer. It has been recorded at Maker Heights in Cornwal
Hopefully the production of vinyl recording and limited addition print will be available at some point in 2021
‘The Musicians Who Only Play and Sing for the Drowning‘ is a body of work that I have been developing since July 2018, when I moved into our new studio in Castlemount Victoria Place Axminster. Most of this work is on unstrethed canvas primed and with a number of coats of gesso applied. Much of my large work i had to take of the stretchers and roll up to store as the door to the studio and stairs made it impossible to keep them on their stretchers.This brought to my mind that I couldn’t carry on working the way I had before. It was to some extent traumatic but we are in traumatized times anyway. The title is drawn from the pain I feel as a visual artist, and musician about the migration of peoples, the loss of life and of dreams which have been sacrificed on route to a sometimes hostile destination.