inside art, out in the garden, again

i took some of these small paintings on paper for a little walk to the end of the garden this week…

to the shaded spot where the rust continues to grow and bloom in many hues of red, orange, brown, violet and grey…

where a light dusting of green mould or algae turns the old reclaimed wood from a dull pallet brown into a more vibrant shade of green…

where everything is quite simple, rustic, earthy, and unrefined in character…

i don’t have a good tripod for my camera, so i had to stay quite still to take these photographs, keep a steady hand, propped up against the nearby sprawling branches of a large, overgrown orange blossom (syringa) shrub. i got quite cold after a short while and so my good self & the small paintings promptly came back inside to the house again.

here are some photographs of some small canvases i have made, now known as the travelling iCons

bali 2010, 15cm x 15cm, collagraph print on paper on canvas

mixed media striped abstract on paper on canvas NEPAL

nepal 2010, 15cm x 15cm, collagraph on paper on canvas

mixed media stripes abstract on paper on canvas PUEBLO

pueblo 2010, 15cm x 15cm, collagraph on paper on canvas

just thought it would be interesting to show them in a different light, a different context…


  1. Posted October 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    Holy moley – these look absolutely fantastic juxtaposed this way! This accentuates the fabulous patina you get in your work all the more! Love it!

  2. Jazz
    Posted October 24, 2010 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    thank you, candy!

  3. Posted October 26, 2010 at 8:05 pm | Permalink

    Well, don’t those paintings just look & seem so at home out on location there, & the object quality of the eikons is enhanced in such a context, involved as they are in such dialogues of form & surface texture.
    What a perfect tribute to the integrity underpinning your work, Jazz.

  4. Jazz
    Posted October 30, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    thank for the comment, james. much appreciated…