These copies were received by Ronelle Hart Jaspen in Melville, Johannesburg, today!
Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Thursday, 17 June 2021
The cactus of a bright sky, a chapbook of seven poems by Alan Finlay, has just arrived from the printer.
Published by Dye Hard Press, limited to 50 numbered copies.
Friday, 04 June 2021
The proof copy of Alan Finlay's The cactus of a bright sky, a chapbook of nine poems, published by Dye Hard Press.
Limited to 50 numbered copies.
Wednesday, 02 June 2021
Outside the cave is a selection of Gary Cummiskey's poems from 1990 to 2019, selected and introduced by Kobus Moolman.
Tuesday, 01 June 2021
Alan Finlay's The cactus of a bright sky, a chapbook of nine poems, has gone to the printer for proof copy, which I should receive by Friday.
Monday, 24 May 2021
The cactus of a bright sky is a new chapbook of poems by South African poet Alan Finlay.
It will be a limited edition of 50 numbered copies.
Due out early June 2021.
Order details to follow.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Wednesday, 12 May 2021
Wednesday, 05 May 2021
Almost there ... just attending to some spacing issues and then it will be ready to be sent for a printer's proof.
Outside the cave is a selection of poems by Gary Cummiskey from 1990 to 2019. The poems are selected and introduced by Kobus Moolman.
Published by Dye Hard Press.
Sunday, 25 April 2021
|Photo: Susan Christine Spencer|
Michael Wilson is an assemblage artist who has always been heavy on techniques using artifacts and disassembled objects from an era long gone. He avoids plastics to make his assemblages look as though they were antiques themselves. Stuff from the dustbin, collected up and transformed. A solid piece needs to have electricity and some of them literally do. That's when a viewer’s responses can be very strong. Once in a while he puts away an art piece until he finds the right part or found object to give the assemblage that edge and an 'outside the box' feel. He also makes castings of old parts of statues and adds them into the cohesion. The ultimate goal is to have depth and flow, which he oftentimes does, in hitting the 'mark' . He and his wife, artist Susan Spencer, open up their studios on occasion, so when in Northern California ring them up.
With my training and family background in art I was handed a baton to carry forward a never-ending art project that allowed creative ideas to flourish. Through my collecting junk and antiques I found it inspiring to give old objects a 'new life'. What may look like a series of broken pieces in front of you would ultimately grow to become an assemblage...More