Patrick McGoohan

Number Six, a man who keeps to himself, is stalked by Rover.    It was on this day, ten years ago, that the terrific Patrick McGoohan passed away. A formidable and moody presence, the dullest of dramas was always enlivened by his charm and elegance.  The Prisoner is one of my all-time favourite things ever … Continue reading Patrick McGoohan


The Fantastic Art of Norman Shaw

Untitled.   I have been aware of the art and writings of the Highland artist, Norman Shaw (born 1970), since 2014/15, but, for a while, I could not find his website nor the artwork, even though I had written about him before. Mr. Shaw has a recognizable style and aesthetic that chimes with me; most … Continue reading The Fantastic Art of Norman Shaw

The History of Nothing, by Eduardo Paolozzi

Eduardo Paolozzi, J.G. Ballard, Euphoria Bliss, and company at the Royal Academy of Art, 1972.    My appreciation for the great collage artist and sculptor, Eduardo Paolozzi, is more than localized interest; his friendship with J.G. Ballard notwithstanding, I have always leaned more towards his sculptures and his slightly less Americanized collages. I have always … Continue reading The History of Nothing, by Eduardo Paolozzi

The Art of Jeanie Laub and Claire McGee

  The Writer, by Jeanie Laub.   I recently discovered Edinburgh-based artist, Jeanie Laub, via the Folk Horror Revival anthology, Corpse Roads, (which contains two poems by yours truly). Her pallid artwork is primarily inspired by childhood, found objects, and the rusting charm of vintage toys. Among her drawings and paintings are installation boxes inspired by Joseph Cornell. Some of … Continue reading The Art of Jeanie Laub and Claire McGee