All in the name -Barry Gibb’s ft Michael Jackson

(^Studio footage, michael can sing so sweetly.)

New song with Barry Gibb featuring Michael Jackson. It’s so beautiful.

Below is the song in full which was released today. Enjoy ūüėÄ

MIchael Jackson… 2 years on

Wow I can hardly believe that it has been 2 years since the death of Michael Jackson. Time has flown so quick. I can clearly remember that tragic night when I recieved a phone call telling me to turn on the news because Michael’s had a heart attack. I ran to the tele and sure enough there was the headlines Michael Jackson’s had a heart attack. My heart was pumping, I was so nervous I could hardly think…Then the headlines changed, Michael Jackson Dead! I gasped and my cousin (on the phone) screamed and hung up the phone. I couldn’t believe my eyes, I just cried and cried. Around 20 minutes later I started getting phone calls from my friends, asking me if I had heard the news and that they were so sorry. I’m such a big Michael fan so when people who I knew heard the news, they instantly thought of me.

I’ve been a fan for around 15 years, I stuck with him through the good and bad times. He has brought so much joy into my life and so many others. It just annoys me a bit that people are respecting him now that he is dead, where were they before? Well at least I can say I was there and I got to experience his magic.

I feel so lucky that I’ve seen Michael twice, once at the World Music Awards and the other at the O2. Above is my own photograph taken from my camera of Michael at the O2. I know there are a lot of photographs of this occasion, but ¬†this one is special to me because it’s mine.

Grace Ndiritu

Grace Ndiritu “The Nightingale”

This artist was recommended to me and I really love it, especially the way she wraps and moves the material.

Girls sitting down…collage

I’ve already used this photograph in another of my work pieces here, but I’m experimenting with my work to develop it more. It’s actually quite fun to find backgrounds that match the images ūüėÄ

Collaged family photographs

This idea of this collage came when I was working out my locations for my photographs. I couldn’t find a location that did not give away that it is the 21st century. So I scanned in some interior images from a book of the 70s and photoshopped in my family. I’ve come back to this idea and I’m experimenting more. These are not finished

New image I’m working on

I decided to work on a new photo today. I’m not really sure what it’s fully about yet, but I thought I’ll post the beginning stages up just to show something as I haven’t posted in ages.

I also going to use the copyright symbol for all my images from now on. In that way I can post more of my images up online.

Prince Mania

I have no idea what has come over me but, for the past 5 months I have been completely obsessed with Prince. From listening to his music I have realised that he is really¬†talented and I don’t think that a lot of people know that he writes and composes his own music. He is pure genius!
A few days ago I ordered some of Prince’s albums from Amazon, I have some already but I really wanted to hear a lot more of his material. So I just did it, and ordered 8 albums and 1 DVD. I was strongly criticised by some friends telling me it’s a complete waste of money and obviously I have nothing better to spend it on. I just laughed it off and asked them to listen to some of his music, they quickly refused lol.
I never download, I just don’t like the idea of it. I prefer to have the CD or the film as an original hard copy, I think it might be because I like collecting things. I still collect and listen to records, I’m just really ‘old school’.
Anyway I thought I’ll show off my mini collection. Enjoy…all you Prince lovers out there ūüėÄ
My latest CD’s
All CD’s together apart from 1999 album (below) which arrived separate from the rest today.

Patrick Caulfield

Patrick Caulfield’s work interests me because it deals with collage with prints and painting.

Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare’s work is very inspiring. Without any explanation the message in his work is very clear to understand. His website is

Shonibare explores issues of race and class through a range of media that includes sculpture, painting, photography, and installation art. Because of his disability, Shonibare is physically incapable of carrying out the making of the work himself, and relies upon a team of assistants to realize his artistic vision for him. In this context, conceptualism takes on a new angle.

A key material in Shonibare’s work since 1994 are the brightly coloured ‘African’ fabrics (Dutch wax-printed cotton) that he buys himself from Brixton market in London.

“But actually, the fabrics are not really authentically African the way people think,” says Shonibare. “They prove to have a crossbred cultural background quite of their own. And it‚Äôs the fallacy of that signification that I like. It‚Äôs the way I view culture ‚ÄĒ it‚Äôs an artificial construct.” (2) Today the main exporters of ‘African’ fabric from Europe are based in Manchester in the UK and¬†Vlisco[7]¬†from Helmond in the Netherlands.

He has these fabrics made up into Victorian dresses, covering sculptures of alien figures or stretched onto canvases and thickly painted over.

Sometimes, famous paintings are re-created using headless dummies with the ‘Africanised’ clothing instead of their original costumes, for example¬†Gainsborough’s Mr and Mrs Andrews Without Their Heads (1998),[8]Reverend on Ice (2005)[9]¬†(after The Rev Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch attributed to Sir Henry Raeburn) and¬†The Swing (after Fragonard) (2001).[10]¬†An added layer to the Fragonard piece is that the fabric used is printed with the ‘Dior‘ logo (though it is obviously not real Dior fabric).

Shonibare also takes carefully posed photographs and videos recreating famous British paintings or stories from literature e.g., The Rake’s Progress by Hogarth or Dorian Grey by Wilde but with himself taking centre stage as an alternative, black British dandy. Examples of these works are¬†Diary of A Victorian Dandy (1998)[11]¬†and¬†Dorian Gray (2001)[12]¬†

Text from Wikipedia 

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