Category Archives: Philosophy

Shine On Lady Chatterley’s Lover

Constance Chatterley, the heroine of D.H. Lawrence’s notorious novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, is alive and well in the 21st century. She addresses you now. The novel was first published in Italy, but its explicit descriptions of sex banned it from … Continue reading

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Homage to Correggio’s Jupiter and Io (Original oil on canvas)

I fell in love with Correggio’s Jupiter and Io many years ago and this oil on canvas (100 cm x 50 cm) is in homage to it. The scene comes from Roman mythology, with the god Jupiter disguising himself as … Continue reading

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Dancer with a Red Scarf (Original oil on canvas)

In this piece, I wanted to show the female body as something natural and beautiful that should be celebrated freely and never be an object of shame – a lesson I learned from someone special and one I shall carry … Continue reading

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Tsunami: One Small Statistic (Original short story)

I wrote this a few years ago in the wake of the tsunami in Thailand. I was extremely moved by the event, and it seems appropriate to post the story now in light of recent events in Japan – my … Continue reading

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Heart-felt

Every image tells a story, and that tale depends more on the viewer than the picture itself. Is it a romance or a tragedy? Full of hope or sorrow? A woman anticipating an imminent reunion with her lover or a … Continue reading

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Van Gogh’s Sunflowers – Living (and Dying) Art

A story emerged in several of the national papers this week regarding the degradation in colour of a number of Van Gogh’s works, including his famous Sunflowers, painted in the late 1880s. European scientists have discovered that a chemical reaction … Continue reading

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Golden Grace from the Commonplace

One doesn’t have to travel great distances to find beauty. A golden graceful form can even be discovered in the most seemingly mundane and commonplace of objects. It is just a matter of looking a little closer, with eyes that … Continue reading

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The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House (Original short film)

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“Tear our pleasures with rough strife”

For many modern men, the act of wooing a woman is as elusive as holding a wisp of incense in the palm of one’s hand. They struggle through awkward chat up lines, their advances usually met with either hilarity or … Continue reading

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The Last Syllable (Original short film)

I am passionate about, though relatively new to, film-making. While the sentiment of this soliloquy from Act 5, Scene 5 of Shakespeare’s Macbeth is rather depressing, the words and imagery used to express it are extremely beautiful.

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