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Descartes (2006)

acrylic on canvas, 812mm x 304mm This is the first of two anamorphic paintings recently completed. This one is of René Descartes, the 17th Century philosopher and mathematician, most famous for his conclusion in The Meditations on First Philosophy of ‘Cogito Ergo Sum’ – which roughly translates as ‘I’m thinking, therefore I am’. To view […]

Turing and Snow White (2006)

Acrylic on canvas, 510mm x 510mm Alan Turing is rightly regarded as the father of modern computer science. He was also gay, and suffered terribly at the hands of 1950s British intolerance. After being charged with gross indecency, he was forced to take oestrogen in an attempt to quosh his libido. The side effects included […]