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Bones and Arrows

Available 4pm UK time, January 5th 2017

The first three etchings from the Bones and Arrows collection are here.
Printed by hand at Kalwit Studios in the busy heat of Bangkok, these are the first of several small-plate etchings to be released this year.

Editions of 50, signed and numbered

For sale through Souled Out Studios

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Bangkok 01: visiting Kalwit Studio with Beejoir

Wal cutting some plates

Wal cutting some plates

Beejoir's roof

Beejoir’s roof

~ ~ Back in the days of yore, February we called it, before the Long Weekend that is March, I visited Beejoir in Bangkok with a view to making some art with Souled Out Studios.

I met up with him last year, had a look at his rad home and rooftop studio and swiftly re-evaluated my life. I mean, do I like being cold? Why am I cold? I had to travel all the way to Bangkok to talk to a person’s face about art and galleries and buyers. You know, in a way that we were laughing and it wasn’t all worrying about saying the wrong thing. There’s no judgment when you’re sitting next to a dead snake in a jar while you messily cleave coconut flesh out the shell with your bare hands. At least, I hope not. How come I live all the way over here anyway? It’s wet and there aren’t any palm trees.

We decided it would be a good idea to work together. I like Beejoir and I’m boring, so it means he wouldn’t even have to babysit me that much.
I’d barely been home a minute before I was planning to head back.

When we finally met up, the plans to work on casting a Sally doll in bronze had started to accommodate etchings. Really small etchings on tiny plates with great, big, wide borders.

I was taken to Kalwit Studio and Gallery, introduced to Wal (and his coy mad genius topless dad) and was sent on holiday with a small parcel of copper plates to play with.

Things were off to a great start

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