Posts filed under: Thoughts on art

What is the point of art? There are possibly as many answers to that question as people asking it, but one is simply: to make the world better. Making and looking at art can make the world better simply because creativity releases ‘happy’ chemicals in the brain and distracts from anxious thoughts. Goodness knows my......
One might be forgiven for thinking that my academic degrees in law and criminology would be totally unrelated to making graffiti inspired art. In fact they come in jolly useful, and not just because I understand when it is possible to spray paint a brick wall without ending up in jail! Today my Jerusalem Old......
If you have started to follow my Urban Scrawl diary over on my Facebook page, you will know that my show in May will have a Liverpool theme. Working to a theme is something I have done ever since my first art quilt ever, made for the dandelion challenge with the Twelve by Twelve group.......
There is ruckus in the British press because a poem has appeared on a cairn on the top of a well walked peak in the Lake District. Before I go further let me make it  crystal clear, this is not a defence of breaching property rights. If it’s not yours and you haven’t got permission,......