Author Archives: hamer the framer

Down & Round & Up & Over

Walking down from Walbury Hill towards West Woodhay, beneath a sky criss-crossed with the vapour trails of other, more urgent travellers.


French band CQMD (Ceux Qui Marchent Debout) (Those Who Walk Upright) and their funky Horses.

Love Train

There are no excuses really, except I love this song, and today’s my birthday (and Jessie’s), and I’m very glad Mr Infinite Green made this delightful cinematic compilation. It also marks the 100th post on this blog. Join hands and … Read more

The Beauty Of Mbuti

These beautiful Mbuti barkcloth paintings are part of an exhibition at Raven Row called The Stuff That Matters. I was surprised and delighted by them, and taken back to 1980 when I saw an advertisement in Art In America for … Read more

The Stuff That Matters

Raven Row is a new gallery in Spitalfields. It is presently home to a wonderful exhibition of textile fragments, courtesy of the Centre for Social Research on Old Textiles. With little prior knowledge of the subject the beauty of the … Read more

A Room For London

A miniature houseboat on the roof of the QEH designed by Artangel for Living Architecture, an organisation set up by the philosopher Alain de Botton to build innovative holiday homes around the shores of Britain. It sounds intriguing and fun, … Read more

Get It Away

David Byrne was in town recently staying at Artangel’s A Room For London, in a boat perched on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the Southbank. Whilst he was there he made some field recordings, the result of … Read more

For Terry Frost

We just started selling a greetings card with this image, Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries, by Terry Frost. I was touched when I saw it, it was his catch phrase, he was always saying it. Sometimes he even … Read more

1937 (painting)

This was my favourite from the Mondrian & Nicholson exhibition. It is from the Courtauld Gallery’s permanent collection and very likely the inspiration for the In Parallel exhibition. There is a gentle spiralling movement to the forms in this hard-edged … Read more

In Parallel

This is a lovely exhibition. Two artists working side by side, each intent on being unique, but inevitably enjoying each other’s echoes. Mondrian||Nicholson:In Parallel at the Courtauld Gallery.