I found this wonderful construction on the tideline this morning. Probably from our local RX fishing fleet. It’s a 7′ homemade longline marker buoy. There’d be a string of these showing where your fishing lines were set out to sea. It’s made from bits bamboo for lightness , a chunk of polystyrene packaging for buoyancy, various scraps of rope for tethering and all bound together by an assortment of parcel & gaffa tapes – topped off with a placcy bag for the flag. There’s the remnants of previous flags clinging on - I’m sure they just get mended & upgraded again and again. These are probably pretty expensive to buy all new so I respect the ingenuity in creating your own for nothing – i’m sure it works just as well. A canny fisherman. I’ve put it in the studio window to see if he or she wants it back.. Looks like there’s still life in it to me.
More collages and stills from the short – Bettine Le Beau – A Lucky Girl. The second collage from the top includes a photo of Bettine & her elder brother Harry in Gurs concentration camp, winter 1940. It was taken by the man (An OSE agent) who bribed a guard and got them out. They were starving and freezing but told to smile for the camera – the photo was given to their mother when they were gone.
More collages, stills & unused work from the film Bettine Le Beau – A Lucky Girl.
Some recently rejected book cover illustrations. Work in Progress images.
Mixteca #6 / Ilamatecuhtli. Sound Bite: Holden / The Illuminations.
MIXTECA #2 / Zacatzontli. Soundbite: Holden / Rannoch Dawn
Mixteca #4 / Centeocihuatl / SoundBite : Holden / Sky Burial
Mixteca #3 / Youalahuan / Sound bite: Holden / Renata
Mixteca #2 / Xipe Totec / Sound bite: Hertzbarn
Mixteca #1. Sound Bite: Holden / Rannoch Dawn