Mental health awareness

There is a big campaign, with lots of publicity, about speaking out on mental health issues and making it okay to admit to friends and family that you have problems. This is a good initiative but there are a few issues I’ve noticed. Virtue signalling for exposureSome celebrities have hijacked the subject of mental healthContinue reading “Mental health awareness”

Bauhaus legacy

I was extraordinarily lucky to be mentored by George Adams in my first year of studying Art and Design. This was a designer and artist who had studied at the Weimar Bauhaus under Walter Gropius in the early 1920s. Elements of his teachings are still in the forefront of my mind today, over fifty yearsContinue reading “Bauhaus legacy”

I was born in black and white

I am a part of that post war, baby boom, privileged generation – except it wasn’t quite like that for everyone. Silver spoons from which to sup were few and far between in the suburban hinterland between North Kent and London. The most common weed on our pavements was wheat, still trying to break throughContinue reading “I was born in black and white”