Building dreamscapes with David Umemoto

David Umemoto admits he was forced to burn many bridges with his past in order to build himself a career as a sculptor today. David worked as an architect for a firm in Montreal, Canada, before going freelance for the best part of 10 years working mostly on 3D computer graphics and architectural design for institutional projects such as schools and hospitals. The work was extensive, pedantic and … Continue reading Building dreamscapes with David Umemoto

Spaces in the chapel : Rachel Whiteread at YSP

I love Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Every time I visit there is something new to explore, more treasures to discover. It’s impossible to see the Longside, Chapel and Underground galleries, park centre and 500 acre outdoor gallery nestled in the south of Wakefield in a single day. Even more impossible to write about it all in a single sitting! During my most recent visit on a … Continue reading Spaces in the chapel : Rachel Whiteread at YSP

My date with Vincent

“Self portrait with grey felt hat” (1887)  In the spring of last year my friend, Sarah, and I embarked upon an impromptu trip to Amsterdam in search of culture, coffee and crêpes. We took the ferry from Hull to Rotterdam overnight; battled seasickness and an hour long coach commute before reaching civilization. We found the nearest crêperie and revelled in both sweet and savoury delights before grabbing a coffee to go … Continue reading My date with Vincent