Here is a view of the my studio before I left for Christmas. It has also become the temporary home of my bike for a while, due to icy road conditions.
The Painitng on the wall is the piece I was working on before the Christmas Break, It is entitled "Funeral" and is the first in a series using Northen Ireland troubles images as a starting point. It mainly explores the effect a conflict can have on people and place as they progress forward into the future. It is layered or infused then with additional elements drawn from many sources, such as contemporary culture and celtic mythology. This layering stems from the concept of "Super hybridisation" ; the idea that modern people are becoming a hybrid due to Globalisation. The proliferation of communications, technology and the internet all facilitate a rapidly evolving people. I'll post more scripture on the concept as the series moves along.