Filmmaking As Beginner Art

Filmmaking As Beginner Art

Art is all encompassing. Its very essence is that it is hard to describe, even harder to teach. It is an expression of who we are. Art is not merely dictated by the artist but also of the beholder. It may differ from what the artist wants to express as to what the...

Art & the Law

Lawyers have had a relationship with the arts dating back centuries. In this new technological age, what are the finer points of art and law in the 21C? Social media and the internet pose new challenges for artists in defence of their copyright and artist attribution....

Is the Art World Healthy?

The overwhelming majority of people live and work outside of the art world. Art is a foreign place. Artists inhabit a largely alien environment that ordinary people occasionally hear about in the media. The art world is peopled by artists driven to create, investors...

Beautiful Faces: The Living Portrait

It can be posited that every woman and man who wears makeup is a walking, talking piece of art. Cosmetics and beauty products are, in part, body paint, with which to adorn the face and other areas. Beautiful faces: The living portrait is a brief exploration of this...

The Physical Challenges of a Life in Art

Many people associate artists with a cerebral approach to life because of the discursive nature of their social interactions. Art, however, demands a great physical commitment as well, as those little grey cells. The passion involved in making art is, often,...

The Gaping Maw: Climate Change

A lot of people have asked me to describe what ’The Gaping Maw’ is all about. This is a modern phenomenon, which is impacting globally, especially in western cities and communities. The gaping maw refers to the black hole facing our civilisation in the 21C. The...