Loose leaves from Kenya

Loose leaves from Kenya

Sitting on the shelf in my studio are four stamp albums.  Three of them belonged to my Dad and the other belongs to Helen.  He gave her these albums and I have them all for safekeeping. The post’s called loose leaves because in Dad’s ‘swops and to be included’ album are a few Kenyan stamps … Continue reading

Atlas of Kenya: Ethnic Distributions slideshow

Atlas of Kenya: Ethnic Distributions slideshow

Way back in 1990 I went on sabbatical leave to St Mary’s College, Durham University, and produced an Atlas of Kenya.  I specifically wanted to map where ethnic groups lived at independence (1963) and where they lived in 1979 at the end of President Kenyatta’s government. I used the 1962 and 1979 population censuses to … Continue reading

Cover Concept for ‘The Cull’

Cover Concept for ‘The Cull’

I’ve been working on some cover concepts for Harry Owen’s upcoming collection ‘The Cull: new and resurrected poems’.  It’s taken a while to get to the finished product but now both Harry and Amitabh Mitra, who’s publishing it through the Poets Printery, are very enthusiastic about this one. The basis for the cover is a picture … Continue reading

Summer Nights – Festival Gallery Exhibition

Summer Nights – Festival Gallery Exhibition

In a couple of month’s time Grahamstown’s Festival Gallery hosts its annual end-of.year exhibition.  This year the theme is Summer in Miniatures – artworks have to be no bigger than 30 cms.  I’ve decided to try out a submission with the idea of ‘Summer Nights’ and use a selection of four night pictures taken this … Continue reading