Sketch of cover for proposed publication 'Sundries'.
Described as following:
items not important enough to be mentioned individually.
an idea came to me from some pieces of advice my father gave me, via facebook
chat, after I asked him if it were better to take the path of job as job, or
career as lifestyle? Work to pay the bills and devote your free time to your
interests, or make your interests into your career?
your dreams and be true to yourself.”
not actually that helpful
expanded on this cliché, and I realised that I should listen to my father more
“yeah it is a hard question. You dont want to feel that you are
treading water or sinking in to hole that you cannot climb out of. Exploit all
of the things you do to find a direction or added value, like writing about
travel for instance - change the creative direction to find a new edge.”
“Even writing about Sweden and publishing in NZ, or the otherway around,
just sharing ideas with others and giving with sincerity not just for
The two main points which struck me were to 'exploit all things you do to
find a direction or added value – change the creative direction to find a new
edge; sharing ideas with others and giving with sincerity not just for
One idea for a physical manifestation of all of my different thoughts
has been to create ‘environments’ for want of a better word – spaces with
furniture, artworks and patterns I have created residing harmoniously together.
Sundries is a two-dimensional manifestation of the same concept – juxtaposing
texts, photographs and sketches into cohesive thought patterns over a series of
All of my areas of interest collide at one point – myself – as the
generator of these ideas. I strive to create connections and patterns between
these separate things. Exploit all of the
things you do to find direction. Sundries offers a gateway into my thought
process and enables a reader to create their own links through the words and
A series of essays or short texts primarily on my life in Sweden and
thoughts around art. Texts I have written to accompany shows, and pieces from
The Tally Ho. Failed proposals.
How does that sound??