New Works

New art project idea that I am working on. All about texture, pen marks on paper. Depth of surface on the flat page. They are mixed media, a contrast between the rough, quick pen strokes, the texture and pattern made up of the individual pen marks on the page, and the notebook itself, with the ring binding and elastic. To create a further depth in the work i have scanned the whole notebook page and the depth of the notebook on the scanner plate creates a constant ground on which the pen texture sits. I have enlarged the image on the print to express the inconsistency of the pen with the crispness of the final digital print.





MM

New Works

New art project idea that I am working on. All about texture, pen marks on paper. Depth of surface on the flat page. They are mixed media, a contrast between the rough, quick pen strokes, the texture and pattern made up of the individual pen marks on the page, and the notebook itself, with the ring binding and elastic. To create a further depth in the work i have scanned the whole notebook page and the depth of the notebook on the scanner plate creates a constant ground on which the pen texture sits. I have enlarged the image on the print to express the inconsistency of the pen with the crispness of the final digital print.





MM

Goodbye Winter

April showers have played havoc with the cycle commute recently.

I managed to complete one ride into work this week, and subsequently the train ride today felt even more grim than over the long winter months. If I manage to keep up the riding through spring, the one thing I think I will miss is the quiet moment stood on Kings Norton train station before boarding the train, looking across the tracks, through the overhead cables and towards the spire of the medieval church.

It is a symptom of suburbia that fifty people can all stand on a train platform with the same destination, about to board the same train, and yet nobody interacts. Nobody makes eye contact, nobody passes the time of day, and yet I see these same people day in, day out, and I may even end up sat next to, or opposite these people, however I am safely cocooned behind my Ray-bans and Ipod so that I don’t have to make the slightest interaction with any of my fellow passengers.

Riding along the tow path is a different experience altogether. Admittedly you see fewer people on the path, however, the dog walkers, joggers, holidaying canal boat pilots, and other cyclists always give you a nod, or a ‘morning’.

Trying to beat 40 min door to door. I’ll try and have some thoughts on buildings or something soon… motivation and inspiration depending.

MM

Goodbye Winter

April showers have played havoc with the cycle commute recently.

I managed to complete one ride into work this week, and subsequently the train ride today felt even more grim than over the long winter months. If I manage to keep up the riding through spring, the one thing I think I will miss is the quiet moment stood on Kings Norton train station before boarding the train, looking across the tracks, through the overhead cables and towards the spire of the medieval church.

It is a symptom of suburbia that fifty people can all stand on a train platform with the same destination, about to board the same train, and yet nobody interacts. Nobody makes eye contact, nobody passes the time of day, and yet I see these same people day in, day out, and I may even end up sat next to, or opposite these people, however I am safely cocooned behind my Ray-bans and Ipod so that I don’t have to make the slightest interaction with any of my fellow passengers.

Riding along the tow path is a different experience altogether. Admittedly you see fewer people on the path, however, the dog walkers, joggers, holidaying canal boat pilots, and other cyclists always give you a nod, or a ‘morning’.

Trying to beat 40 min door to door. I’ll try and have some thoughts on buildings or something soon… motivation and inspiration depending.

MM

Commutings

The evenings are lighter now the clocks have changed, but the temperature has dropped, and the clouds are drawing in over the city. This weather has delayed my foray into cycle commuting the 6.5 miles from the suburbs to the city. It looks like I’ll be on the grimey and stuffy local trains for at least another week.

The train snakes along the canal and through the tunnels, through centres of industry, great seats of learning, and the business districts. Finally emerging in the gloom of New St. The journey is a long section through the city, describing the whole process of the city. From dwelling, through industry, towards consumption.

MM

Commutings

The evenings are lighter now the clocks have changed, but the temperature has dropped, and the clouds are drawing in over the city. This weather has delayed my foray into cycle commuting the 6.5 miles from the suburbs to the city. It looks like I’ll be on the grimey and stuffy local trains for at least another week.

The train snakes along the canal and through the tunnels, through centres of industry, great seats of learning, and the business districts. Finally emerging in the gloom of New St. The journey is a long section through the city, describing the whole process of the city. From dwelling, through industry, towards consumption.

MM

Beginnings

Hi.

Introductions are hard. ‘this is who I am’ ‘I go here, I do this, I like these things and I hate those things’…

So it’s time to get introductions out of the way. I am for the moment Modulor Man. That might change. I am a citizen of Birmingham. West Midlands not Alabama! I work for a small architects practice in the city, and I have aspirations to cycle to work this summer. I am 27 years old, and having trouble reconciling the reality of the architectural profession with the vision I was sold through architecture education. I like some music, I like some films, I like some books, I like some architecture, I am a geek. I have a passing interest in several sports. I do drawings for money.

‘Architects ride bicycles’… Well, some do, others drive Volvos, Saabs, Smart cars, and some take the train. I was dwelling on the coincidence that many of my colleages and contemporaries have taken to either recreational cycling, or cycle commuting, and it struck me that there might be something linking the green credentials of the two wheeled transport and the struggle the proffession has between a sustainability agenda, a love of technology and the form/function merger/ clash. But then again… It might be I have cycling on the brain.

Kraftwerk liked bikes… And they studied architecture…

I am at the coal face. Not an actual coal face, more of a Mac face. BBC 6music and Radio4 get me through the day. Tea helps. RSI and headaches hinder. Isn’t being a high minded professional a bitch.

Save 6 music!!

MM

Beginnings

Hi.

Introductions are hard. ‘this is who I am’ ‘I go here, I do this, I like these things and I hate those things’…

So it’s time to get introductions out of the way. I am for the moment Modulor Man. That might change. I am a citizen of Birmingham. West Midlands not Alabama! I work for a small architects practice in the city, and I have aspirations to cycle to work this summer. I am 27 years old, and having trouble reconciling the reality of the architectural profession with the vision I was sold through architecture education. I like some music, I like some films, I like some books, I like some architecture, I am a geek. I have a passing interest in several sports. I do drawings for money.

‘Architects ride bicycles’… Well, some do, others drive Volvos, Saabs, Smart cars, and some take the train. I was dwelling on the coincidence that many of my colleages and contemporaries have taken to either recreational cycling, or cycle commuting, and it struck me that there might be something linking the green credentials of the two wheeled transport and the struggle the proffession has between a sustainability agenda, a love of technology and the form/function merger/ clash. But then again… It might be I have cycling on the brain.

Kraftwerk liked bikes… And they studied architecture…

I am at the coal face. Not an actual coal face, more of a Mac face. BBC 6music and Radio4 get me through the day. Tea helps. RSI and headaches hinder. Isn’t being a high minded professional a bitch.

Save 6 music!!

MM