Our Darlings Are Dying

Take care of yourself and each other.” Famous last words from Jerry Springer after his shows, where we’d witnessed the insanity of the episode’s entertainment. Jerry always offered sane and rational words of advice which was in clear opposition to the mess he’d just thrown at us. His end message always resonated after which he’d…

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A Tale Of Two Portraits | Mimi Afrika 2013 & Girl With A Pearl Earring c 1665

Centuries apart, yet close together on opposite ends of the spectrum, these works depict a story about society. Girl With A Pearl Earring is my second favourite Vermeer paintings (Girl reading a letter at an open window is my first), a master of light and creator of context in the mundane. This painting however, marks…

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When This Is All Over…

Britain, along with some of Europe, is officially on lockdown following this unprecedented health crisis. Schools are shut early for the Easter holidays, businesses have closed temporarily but for the essential shops, and the entire nation put on notice. Grounded indefinitely. Events in Italy and Spain fill us with dread, the news inspires little confidence…

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