Childhood

“Man’s unhappiness, says Descartes, is due to his having first been a child.” Simone de Beauvoir in The Ethics of Ambiguity, II Personal Freedom and Others. As with all art forms, children’s literature is a product of the society it is constructed in and so it unavoidably contains embedded ideology. Our ideas about the world and … More Childhood

Moving Image

  I am trying my hand at animation to adapt my illustration to screen. This is based on the gocco printed book I made called Where the Sea Meets the Sky. Refresh the page to watch it again!

Sensation

Philosopher Gilles Deleuze describes sensation as an autonomous, bodily response to visual art: “Colour is in the body, sensation is in the body, and not in the air. Sensation is what is painted” (2003 [1981]:35). The idea of sensation is reminiscent of the paperAutonomy of Affect by social theorist Brian Massumi’s, which I wrote about this in … More Sensation

Ambiguity

In her essay The Ethics of Ambiguity Simone de Beauvoir proposes that we deconstruct accepted ‘universal’ ways of seeing the world – the individual ‘I’ gazing at the ‘other’ – in favour of a multi-view of interchangeable possibilities, none of which are fixed. “Instead of defining a single centre of a unified world, we could imagine other … More Ambiguity