The Imperial War Museum – London

The Imperial war museum (IWM) is not far from the Elephant and Castle. Set back from the road there is a beautiful park surrounding it, with the Tibetan peace garden off to one side. As you walk in, it's hard not to notice the two ship cannons that dominate the lead up to the entrance.As [...]

Andromeda – Paul Gustave Doré

As I said yesterday, my visit to the London planetarium inspired me to chat about the story behind some of the constellations that you can currently see in the nights sky. As we all know, I love a bit of Greek mythology and this nestles beautifully between the world of science and myth.Right now, in [...]

The key in the hand – Chiharu Shiota

Memory is an odd function within the human psyche.  It's part of what sets us away from the rest of the animal kingdom, as we intrinsically link memory with emotion.  We can recall periods of time which make us happy, sad, elated, deflated... we can recount the memories to others and we can also place [...]

Mariska Karto – I Crave You

You could be forgiven for thinking that this is a painting at a quick glance as I did.  The swaths of material encompassing the porcelain skin of the naked women.  The soft finish to the whole piece, the lack of background enhancement echoing works of art  completed by individuals such as Caravaggio.  Definition in the [...]