I used to live in Minneapolis but now live in London.
VISUAL DIARIES Some pages in my diary are a real mess but occasionally a door seems to open and something steps through, an idea or observation that sums up my day or a starting point for future work. I take my diary to places I both do and don't want to go. I enjoy the methodical approach to diary keeping; being able to turn the page to start again opens up the potential for new thinking.
TRAIN TICKETS 'Day Return to Brighton' is a diary project on used train tickets from my daily commute from London to Brighton. When I started the series many years ago I set a few ground rules to help me remember what was important in the work. I limited the drawing materials to pencil, pen (black and blue ink only) and Tipp-Ex (white correction fluid), which keeps the project portable. I never throw tickets away: if I make a mistake I keep working on it until I'm left with something I like or can use, which might mean ending up with a virtually black ticket if things go badly wrong. For the most part I try to work with the mistakes, remembering that I'm allowed some less than wonderful tickets over the long haul. Also, every ticket used in the series must be mine, and only those used for my commute to Brighton. This reinforces my initial objective, which was to try to find a positive way to acknowledge the time and money invested in commuting. Each ticket represents one day of my working life.
Find more at: http://www.dayreturntobrighton.co.uk
CROCHET I'm not that good at crochet, finding it difficult to count stitches (my mind wanders) or do any kind of meaningful planning. I like working with yarn, and making something out of nothing is good fun. Being able to combine it with objects and bits of found material is a bonus.
UNCLE PONY These images and objects are from Uncle Pony's varied collections.