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2001 - present Arty (editor) – Essays, Reviews and artworks (Ongoing)
2006 - present Garageland (editor) – Essays and artworks (Ongoing)

            

2018
Arty 40: Dresses America's Sweetheart: Marjorie Morningstar and the social implications of Natalie Wood's tiny waist  
2017
Perfect Bound: Volume #1 Wild Girls on Film The shifting meaning of wearing animal print mirrors how women have been packaged and presented on-screen since the early 20th century. This article and the accompanying Imprint paintings examine how women are coded by what they wear.
Arty 39: Oh! You Pretty Things I'm Looking at the Face in the Mirror An examination of the symbolic quality of mirrors and reflections in art and film, an accompaniment to the themes of The Blind Spot.
Garageland 21: Urban Ghosts Ghost Cinema Film when projected in a dark room has a ghostly quality. This article focuses on the long lost cinemas of East London.


Arty 38: Ear Beautiful Ears A short essay that looks at the ear as an object of beauty with references to Kylie Kardashian, Elizabeth Taylor and Anthony Vaccarello.
2016
Arty 37:
Isolation Chamber Vacation
Death and Liberation The appeal of the on-screen widow from Blanche DuBois to Jasmine French.

See the Screen Widows paintings here.
Garageland 20: Remake Remodel Dressing as Necessity: the vanity trap of the American dream
The Vanity Tables of Douglas Sirk, an essay film by Mark Rappaport.
  The Honesty Box On creativity, originality and copying in Sturtevant, Monroe & Prada.
  Star Power v Period Authenticity Garbo/Leigh/Knightley and Anna Karenina.

See the artwork from this article here.
Arty 36: Encyclopaedia of Red Don't Look Now, Rita Hayworth, Lipstick,
Rouge Noir
& We Need to Talk About Kevin
Texts and images on varous red related subjects.
Film, Fashion & Consumption, Volume 4, Numbers 2-3
Ghostly threads: Painting Marilyn Monroe’s white dresses In 2012 I started a series of paintings of Marilyn Monroe’s white dresses. While painting, it became apparent that they were more about the body inside them than about the dresses themselves. Monroe has been infantilized and cast as a victim by many biographers, while at the same time being used as a figurehead for a multiplicity of ideas around sexuality, whiteness, ‘otherness’ and feminism by theorists and artists. In the article I look at how Monroe’s image, despite, or maybe because of, her efforts to control it during her lifetime, has continued to be influential. I refer to specific examples of her film roles and her costumes to unpick why she is still such a fascinating figure and why my paintings, while not actually featuring Monroe, manage to convey a powerful essence of her through the trace of her body.

See I'm a Girl not a Ghoul images here.


Feast Journal: Cutlery Inverted Reflections in a Sliver Spoon

Article exploring the symbolic associations of a 'silver spoon' in John Huston’s 1967 film Reflections in a Golden Eye.

See Reflections images here.

2015

Garageland 19: Self

'I Seem to Have Lost the Reality of the Reality'

Essay which centres on Cassavetes’ Opening Night to investigate the fused and confused reality of films where actors play actors.

Garageland Reviews Joseph Cornell: Wanderlust at the Royal Academy Review of the Cornell retrospective at the RA.
A Bit of Undigested Potato Spellbound Two new paintings made especially for this anthology of dreams and nightmares, edited by Keara Stewert.
Arty 35: British Culture The Gothic Tendency

Artwork and a short text about the vampiric allure of pale young British men of indeterminate sexuality.

See the Gothic Tendency painting here.

Elsewhere / Altrove To Elsewhere and Back Again

Essay about being away from home. The publication also features images of the Varese series of paintings and work from the exhibition Elsewhere / Altrove at Yellow, Varese, Italy.

See Varese paintings here.

Garageland 18: Sex The Beguiling Eyes of Novello and Valentino Essay looking at the sexual allure and ambiguity of silent film stars Rudolph Valentino and Ivor Novello.


Garageland Reviews Elvis at the O2 Review of an exhibition of Elvis memorabilia at the O2 in London.
2014


Garageland 17: Society

School, Sexuality and the Surreal

Essay looking at surreal teen experiences in the films If… and Jamie Marks is Dead.

Garageland Reviews Love is Enough: Warhol and Morris Review of the exhibition Love is Enough, curated by Jeremy Deller at Modern Art Oxford.
Arty 34: Rome The Roman Spring of Mrs Stone An essay about Tennessee Williams' time in Rome during the 1950s.


Garageland 16: Machines Dream Machines Article written with Corinna Spencer which looks at the dream inducing qualities of film.
2013


Arty 33: Deep South

On the Trail of the Real Elvis Experience

Essay describing a search for Elvis authenticity from Nashville to New Orleans via Graceland’s jungle room.

  Southern Belles Paintings and short texts about southern belles from Scarlett O'Hara to Lara Lee Candy-Fitzwilly.

See the individual Southern Belle paintings here.
The Rebel: Elvis Special Rhinestones and Pink Pants 'What Elvis means to me is something that remains locked up in a secret, pit-of-the-stomach, sensucht place – to openly share would be impossible.'
Garageland 15: Collaboration Down in Tiger Tail County Essay about Elia Kazan, Tennessee Williams and remembering and forgetting their Baby Doll.


Arty 32: White I'm a Girl not a Ghoul Paintings of Marilyn Monroe in her almost omnipresent white dresses.

View images and read more here.
2012


The Sixteen Most Beautiful Men (in profile)

Tranzine series: Transition Editions, Tranzine 004

Limited edition publication with images of Sixteen Most Beautiful Men paintings and short texts.

View the Sixteen Most Beautiful Men paintings here.

AABAM DAMNED Mirror Mirror A collection of 7 artist curses published in an edition of 100 by AAABAM.


Garageland 12: Film Hope and Home Essay tracing the cinematic representations of London's experiments in social housing.
2011
Feast: edition 1 Indulgence Reality bites into the movies

'Cinematic history is piled high with food. From gastronomic film pornographies devoted to highbrow
eating, to paeans to the 1950s stuffed full of chrome and cheeseburgers. It is the lowbrow, day-to-day end of this spectrum, the throwaway appearance on the screen of the everyday and especially fast foods that I find really interesting.'

This article about fast food in films is accompanied by images of two Film Diary paintings.

2010

Garageland 11: Family
Lost in a Masquerade
Short article and accompanying images about Todd Haynes's film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story.
GQ Style AW10/11 (Pg 78) Business Class Short text about Elvis Presley's backing band.
Garageland 10: Future 10.05.10 She slept under clear plastic A painting to accompany an article about Barbarella

The painting is from Film Diary 3.


Arty 27: Magic/K We wear white, we are beautiful This issue of Arty examines different aspects of magic and the supernatural. We wear white, we are beautiful is a collage of paintings of young girls participating in traditional folk activities.

See the individual paintings from the series here.
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2002
2001
SOFT - Why Humans Dream of Be-quiffed Androids (essay)
The Rebel – essay in response to SCUM manifesto
Garageland 5: Beauty - Grey Gardens: faded glamour in the Hamptons (painting & accompanying text)
Total Spec – interview with artist Sigrid Holmwood
Firstsite Gallery – critical text to accompany Raphael Pepper’s Residue show
Azucena Vieties Catalogue Essay – Bilbao, Spain
TangentPainting a Picture – Essay and accompanying images
Leisure CentreStrawberries – Drawing and accompanying text
ARTY GREATEST HITSThere is a Light That Never Goes Out - Essay
Some Mild Peril – Publication to accompany Goose Fair exhibition by Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright - Drawing
Equipment: the book of lists - Drawings
Next Level– Painting and Photography (Essay)
V (spring issue) – Commissioned Artwork

 


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