Pluto atmosphere


Amazing panorama back from New Horizons here. I had to apply the ‘polar coordinates’ tool in Photoshop to see what the atmospheric layers looks like. What’s happening on the right hand side of the horizon? It seems there’s a bank … Continue reading

The Mark II Lamprey


The Mark II Lamprey gets its name from the array of inward pointing fins on the air intake which superficially resemble the mouthparts of a parasitic jawless fish. The original Mark I Lamprey design had four wheels, two at the front and two at … Continue reading

Water tank slit scans


These slit scans were made with a fish tank, some plastic strips to mask off a strip, some sheets of black paper, lots of water and some washing up liquid. I also made a stirrer using a round handled fork … Continue reading

Fractal photocopy


Simple experiment with feeding rotated copies back into the feed tray. 9 iterations of flower picture:       This ‘fern’ was cut out rather than fed through twice, and I deciced to start making marks with a felt tipped … Continue reading

LED wand at Tandem Festival


I made an LED wand as part of the Oxford Hackspace light drawing workshop and thought it would be fun to conduct a light drawing workshop. Participants drew what they wanted to ‘paint’ on a large scale in chalk on … Continue reading



Bearitania – hedonocratic benign dictatorship run by a pair of bears populated with marshmallow pigs, cola bottle penguins and singing snails. Everyody is happy and having a good time including the sun, moon and planets. Commissioned by Rob Jonson. … Continue reading

Canal tunnel and staircase


Crick tunnel illuminated with an LED torch, a hurricane lamp and the boat that was following us. 25x speed time lapse. Near the top the boat was washed into the shallows and needed pulling out. The final bridge is the … Continue reading

Exhibition at The Bank, Eye, Suffolk


Pictures fresh from Chromatech before winging themselves to Eye. The exhibition ‘The Transient Nature of Light’ will be on from the 26th February to the 4th April in The Bank, Eye, Suffolk – see their web page here. … Continue reading

Light Drawing Workshop


Here we go – we had a light drawing workshop last night at the OVADA warehouse with Oxford Hack Space which involved Tim Stephen’s LED strip with fire and cat faces, and the red laser and the electroluminescent wire. It … Continue reading

Finished the Folding Stool!


After a long deliberation with the stool held together with screws, I decided to go for the wooden dowels and glue option. Foam board and split pin prototype for folding stool to be made from broken up palettes, which I … Continue reading

More birds on Port Meadow


The charcoal lines are the traces of birds flying into Port Meadow, Oxford. In the 36 seconds represented in this image, the birds fly in from the left, climb, stall and swoop down forming the crest of a breaking wave. … Continue reading

Life Drawing Autumn 2014


Sadly Keith (in the first picture) passed away in November 2014. He was very professional – he kept remarkably still and was able to find his position again after a break without prompting. He was modelling on my art foundation … Continue reading