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Orpheus 22-06-2020

With the recent first birthday of the fortnightly Kick About over on Reds Kingdom I noticed I have a few prompts that haven’t been uploaded here on Gentle Giant, so I will be resolving that in the coming weeks. This prompt being of Jean Cocteau’s Orpheus (1950) being one of them and one of my … Continue reading Orpheus 22-06-2020

The Song of Love

This weeks Kick About prompt is The Song of Love by Giorgio de Chirico (1914) and with it the offerings from artists around the globe ranging from a multitude of mediums to marvel at! in regards to my own response I have been having wildly vivid dreams as of late, the kind of dreams where … Continue reading The Song of Love

The Black Bell Jar

I have been cleaning and gardening around our house and came across a peculiar bell jar with pureed blackened berries cemented to the bottom like tar. It’s mad what you’ll find in an old house with plenty of history! Before chucking boiling water in it and dumping it down the drain I took some photos … Continue reading The Black Bell Jar

The Kick-About #26 ‘52.1429’ — Red’s Kingdom

Welcome to this first anniversary edition of The Kick-About, a fortnightly blog-based creative challenge in which artists of all stripes come together to present work in response to a given prompt. I asked contributors to choose a favourite work of their own from the previous twenty-five editions so I could celebrate them all together here. The … Continue reading The Kick-About #26 ‘52.1429’ — Red’s Kingdom

The Age of Aquarius

This weeks Kick about over on Reds Kingdom is a delight of colour and symbolism! Firstly, I was gobsmacked by the age of Aquarius song from the musical Hair. It left the hairs standing on my arms with the booming lead singer’s voice being absolutely phenomenal. If this show ever returns to live audiences I … Continue reading The Age of Aquarius

The Kick-About #25 ‘The Age Of Aquarius’ — Red’s Kingdom

With its associations with protest and freedom of expression, this week’s prompt, courtesy of Kerfe Roig, returns us somewhat to the untaming of our last Kick-About together, but just like everyone else, I suspect, I’ve had the song from Hair going around and around my brain these past two weeks! The Kick-About #25 ‘The Age Of … Continue reading The Kick-About #25 ‘The Age Of Aquarius’ — Red’s Kingdom

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