Mr Pushpat

The moon glides

Like the music of a flute

Between the built-up tower blocks

On Mumbai’s waterfront.

Mr Pushpat, angular

As a saxophone, has

Sweet peas – pink, purple,

White. They are his gift.

And in exchange he wants

Foreign coins, a letter

Sent from overseas. It’s a...

May 5, 2019

Decorating the sculpture with images inspired by Pushpat's drawings - the birds and flowers he drew on the outside of his envelope he gave me and also the fact that he was a Jain, and Jains try not to kill any living thing however small - thus the spider, the rat and t...

April 25, 2019

After doing Pushpat's hand back to front and then taking it off and redoing ... getting colourful.

April 21, 2019

Becoming a portrait of a man who we met on Chowpatty Beach, Mumbai. But it is not Pushpat, as I have not done justice to his beautiful face. Pushpat approached us on the beach and gave me a flower, asked for his photo to be taken with us, gave me an envelope which had...

April 4, 2019

I am in the early stages of creating a new mosaic sculpture so I thought I would share the journey with you. The idea germinated on a day out to part of Hadrian's wall, Chesters Fort, in Northumberland last year, where a little museum held artifacts from the site. I lo...

October 7, 2017

All ready for the Open Studios Exhibition this weekend.

September 27, 2017

Justin and I are proud to present you with Fry, the friendly and unique dragon. Well done Justin for persevering over four months to create this wonderful art work. Thanks to Alan Richmond for the photos.

September 24, 2017

Two sessions this weekend: Sat 23rd and Sunday 24th. Dragon disappears under a covering of black grout - scary but a lot of cleaning is bringing him back!

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