Author Archives: hamer the framer

Sporting Feats

With the Olympic Games coming to town Greg Becker has been researching the often eccentric beginnings of many of the modern games that we know today. His findings are documented in these drawings which have now been published as greetings … Read more

Madison Square Garden

I couldn’t resist this one. It’s another from the Guardian’s Eyewitness series. Gymnast Jordyn Wieber performing on the balance beam, photographed by Timothy A Clary at Madison Square Garden, New York. It’s so perfectly framed you’d be forgiven for thinking … Read more

Selvedge Etc

Sue just finished this quilt. She’s been working at it, on and off, since 1980. It contains fragments and souvenirs from 32 years. She framed it with fabric from Ray Stitch on Essex Road. Looking for what to do next … Read more

Wind Comb

Another type of Comb. Not the hollow in the hills of Combe, sheltered from the wind, but here is a place to witness the wind. Eduardo Chillida’s Wind Comb. Three steel sculptures anchored to the rocks at the western end … Read more

A Day At The Races

It’s Grand National day and I’ve just received a surprise collection of images from Christopher Corr that he made at Goodwood last year. It seemed appropriate to show them on Frames of Reference. And it just occurs to me that … Read more

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