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This is primarily a space to store and display ideas.
Some ideas are more permanent than others.
You should enjoy the ideas while they are here.
I am a retired engineer / artist and this is
part of what I do with my time.

All concepts, texts and outcomes are © revad David Riley.

Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017

Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017 opens tomorrow at 11.00 am (Venue 353.) I’ll be showing four painted outcomes (including two diptychs) in the upper hall. With forty other artists, this is a large exhibition installed all over the South Oxford Community Centre. There is a wide variety of contemporary work, although the upper hall (mostly) concentrates on abstract work and paintings of significant scale. As I was one of the first to install my outcomes, I am looking forward to popping in (at some point) to see all the other work in-context. If you are in this part of Oxford, why not pop in and take a look yourself. I’ll post pictures of my individual outcomes in the next few posts…

Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017 at SOCA © 2017 revad David Riley
Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017 at SOCA © 2017 revad David Riley

not forgotten

Apologies to all my regular readers (there are a handful of you) for not posting these past few weeks. I have been busy reorganising my presence elsewhere on the web, and configuring a small network of raspberry pi computers, in anticipation of a future project spanning the real and virtual worlds.


I am currently posting about my work installed for Oxfordshire Artweeks 2017. I may (or may not) return to post more outcomes from the phonetic : p series sometime in the future.


While I ponder my next J.A.E.S. installation, I want to get a little bit political…

S T E A M (no copyright statement, please download and use to share the message)

As an engineer, drawing to communicate concepts, and to record the current and proposed physical situation, was just as important as getting the calculations right, just as important as understanding the science, and just as important as understanding the technology. In many ways, drawing was the glue that held the other areas of expertise together. Being able to make good drawings, and diagrams, helped me win over others to my way of thinking.

Drawing is an absolutely essential CREATIVE skill across the curriculum.

Art in general and drawing specifically develops skills that must be taught, in fundamental form in art, and then expanded in context across all other STEAM subjects.


tricolour opens

As you can see, I have decided to not post the complete month tricolour series. To finish this installation, I have posted the two D E C outcomes to follow the already posted J A N outcomes. We can think of these as-if bookends to the full series.  All twenty four outcomes can be found at CODED-IMAGES.COM. This allows me to declare the tricolour installation here on JAES open.


-tricolour- pause

I have paused to take stock. I could go on and post the full year of -month- -tricolour- outcomes and the full year of -month- -pattern- outcomes, but should I?

In the mean-time, I am adding both series to CODED-IMAGES.COM, so you could go view them all there (eventually).

What do you think?

installing tricolour

Working with the Alphabet installation on Redbubble and Facebook got me thinking about using the scarf views in a side-effect enquiry. So I am going to install here an (as yet) unknown number of scarf triptychs. An installation I will call…


The colours will be taken from the colour alphabet and the inspiration for the tricolour selections will be found on the day of making the installation post. Some will represent words and others may be more abstract.