Musings of a Modernist Mind

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  • Calavera

    Día de Muertos, the celebration of life and death in Mexico. Death is a rite of passage, something to celebrate rather than mourn. Homes, streets and even ancient Aztec ruins are adorned…

  • Mexican Geniuses

    Frida? Yes, please! Diego? Oh man! That was my initial reaction after booking the tickets for the Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience with Secret London. Don’t get me wrong,…

  • Homage to Dalí

    “There comes a moment in every person’s life when they realise they adore me.” Salvador Dalí   You are not wrong Dalí! I don’t know if you remember but back in October…

  • Xochipilli

    Back in October 2020, I drew a Salvador Dalí illustration in a style I not only enjoyed creating but which was very different from what I’m used to. Pattern! Having posted it…

  • The Art of Wallpaper

    Who knew that wallpaper is so interesting?   I headed over to The Art of Wallpaper – Morris & Co. exhibition at Dovecot Studios with the assumption I would be there for…

  • Aztec Warrior

    Whilst researching Frida Kahlo and the history of Mexican art, I became sidetracked by Aztec symbolism. Enamoured by the hardcore sense of self Aztec warriors embodied (albeit bloody, human-sacrificing and, let’s face…

  • 2021 Creative Round-Up

    2021: what a year!   Work Many of my clients have been forced to adjust their lives in the midst of pandemic life. Some have had no repeat funding or have unfortunately…

  • Titans

    October 2021 has been the first month since I started creative blogging that I haven’t posted anything. Ordinarily, I would have felt awful about this, but not this time! Last month was…

  • Gentle Disturbances

    Christo Vladimirov Javacheff  (1935–2020) and Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon (1935–2009) were life partners in every way. They shared their vision with the art world through epic environmental installations – referred to by Christo…