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This website shows my major drawing projects from 2010 to the present. The most recent drawings - Recitalists - are of singers and their accompanists in performance. I made the initial sketches from within the auditoria during their concerts. A second group - Voice, Violin, Video - shows the soprano April Fredrick improvising on the violin at the closing event of my exhibition at Theatr Clwyd in 2019. A film of April’s performance can be seen in the Videos section on this site. Other films deal with solo exhibitions as well a commission by the Arts Council of Wales for the National Eisteddfod in 2019. At the bottom of the list of works is a section entitled Vanities with images of me, as artist, in front of my work from the early 1960s onwards. I have amassed a surprising number of these over the last 50 years – and they provide a survey of sorts of most of my activities during this long time.

A further section entitled Academic papers includes my Tate Papers essay which, outlines my eventual thesis with the University of South Wales: ‘Conscripting the Jura-Paris road: Military themes in the work of Marcel Duchamp’ 2007.

The image at the top of this page is my 2013 facsimile of Marcel Duchamp’s 1912 investigation on chance, where he stretches a meter of thread and then allows it to fall to the ground resulting in a sinuous curve on the floor. The transition between tension and fluidity that Duchamp addresses here has been the guiding principle behind all my work on this website.