My Violin

My Violin web┬áIt’s been a long time since I updated this blog. I noticed recently that my best performing pics on Instagram are the ones with a story attached, which I find ironic and slightly annoying. I joined that site because it was about photos, and I don’t really like talking about myself.

Anyway, the picture here is called My Violin, as the title suggests, it’s a painting of my violin, which I can’t play yet. My girlfriend gave me a violin for my birthday. It’s a lovely instrument and I hope to start learning to play some actual tunes by Christmas.

I made this painting for an exhibition, currently running at Blanchardstown Library here in stormy Dublin (both the weather at the moment and the political climate). That’s a story for another post. The painting is a natural progression from the previous four. I thought I was discovering my own style of Cubism, but something was nagging at me so I went searching and learned that I was really just ripping off Juan Gris. However, I like this painting and the style, so I think I’ll keep going. Maybe ten or twenty paintings down the line I’ll do something of my own.

And now, here’s a picture of my actual violin…

My Actual Violin web

 

 

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Street Performance

An acrobat leaps
On Grafton Street
Sculpting the air

Sculpting memory

Kindling dreams.

Addressing the Assembly

40 Shades of Green 2

A little from the book I’ve been currently working on for the last couple of years, so it better be good! 40 Shades of Green, it’s the story of a man who is destroyed by his own vanity and the envy of others.

 

The Only Survivor

why I sing

This is the only line to survive from a lyric I wrote once upon a time.