No I am not presently in a hotel reading a magazine, much as it sounds like a very fine idea. Instead, I am very proud to be able to show you an event that my work is presently part of, above. 'Etsy at The Cullen' is an entire penthouse hotel suite temporarily decked out in artwork and products from Australian Etsy sellers. A fantastic idea, beautifully realised. Above: my Flame and Bed Strange Fellows, by the bed. Of course. For details on the concept and other items, please click here.
Fete magazine, Issue No. 10: a feature on Lucy Feagins' Open House 2014, including an entire wall of my painted bats and other items, on the right.
Above: Inside Out magazine, April 2015. My Girl Wearing Beret portrait print appeared courtesy of the wonderful people at Modern Times.
Fete and Inside Out, above. There is something about magazines -- to me it still seems like an incredible honour to have been included in one, even though their power has been diminished in the face of online media. Maybe it's a sign that I'm old, and it's an old dream that comes true every time my work is in print. Or maybe it's the fact that I can put these magazines away and look at them in twenty years' time and still feel proud.
(Quite a different feeling to looking at an old blog article. The internet and email as artefacts: something I have been pondering lately, and I'm sure I'm not the only one.)