The God Particle other wise known as the Higgs Boson after physicist Peter Higgs the guy who coined the term for the particle that supposedly completes the standard model of particle physics. The Standard Model explains that the universe is comprised entirely of matter (Fermions) and force (Bosons) its brilliance is derived from being able to explain nearly all experimental physics. And until very recently there has been a gap in the model of an atom and that is what creates mass otherwise known as the Higgs Boson. I find that the discovery of its existence could account for all the unexplained mass in the world as utterly mind melting it will be interesting to see what effect this has on religion society and art.

So whats next for the world of particle physics well one answer is Supersymmetry, Supersymmetry  says that for every particle we know about – things like electrons, quarks, and neutrinos – there is a corresponding superpartner of higher mass. I don’t know about you but we are living in a really exciting time, boundaries are literally being passed into unknown areas and questions the year 2012 is making me want to know more. . . .

“Scientific views end in awe and mystery, lost at the edge in uncertainty, but they appear to be so deep and so impressive that the theory that it is all arranged as a stage for God to watch man’s struggle for good and evil seems inadequate.”

-Richard P. Feynman


Over the course of the last few months I have really been plagued with a distaste for eating meat and it’s not normal because throughout my 22 years on this planet I have been eating meat. And enjoying eating meat, so whats changed? What happened to me to make me consider the possibilities of living as a ‘veggie’? Well one thing I can put forth is this experience of washing up the remains of very poor quality processed meat, you know the really white, thick and greasy fat. The stuff that even water can’t cope with well that shit exists because we live in a culture that does not mind rearing animals. Manipulating a form of life to feed our insatiable appetite! so rather than seeking alternative means to gain nutrition we would rather just kill for it. We humans are  omnivorous so because of our higher conscious self awareness we should be inclined to say no to something just because it tastes good and we have been eating it for hundreds of years does not mean that we cant choose to change for the greater good of our environment.

Indian emperor Ashoka asserted protection to fauna: “Twenty-six years after my coronation various animals were declared to be protected — parrots, mainas,aruna, ruddy geese, wild ducks, nandimukhas, gelatas, bats, queen ants, terrapins, boneless fish, vedareyakagangapuputakasankiya fish, tortoises, porcupines, squirrels, deer, bulls, okapinda, wild asses, wild pigeons, domestic pigeons and all four-footed creatures that are neither useful nor edible. Those nanny goats, ewes and sows which are with young or giving milk to their young are protected, and so are young ones less than six months old. Cocks are not to be caponized, husks hiding living beings are not to be burnt and forests are not to be burnt either without reason or to kill creatures. One animal is not to be fed to another.” —Edicts of Ashoka, Fifth Pillar

It’s really a question of if you believe that eating meat every week is important to your health and your existence because I am starting to believe that getting my protein else where is a good idea. I do not want to live  a life of servitude I wants to live a life of what Rasta’s would call ‘Livity’ meaning more life and more prosperity. And I am at this current point in my life really deliberating the need for meat it for me is an ethical thing, we are already engaged in killing our planet and subsequently our selves. This earth for all we know could be the only one we have, the only place where trees and great forests will convert co2 in to oxygen. My opinion exists because I have read about spiritual practices such as Rastafarianism and Buddhism and as part of their beliefs they practice vegetarianism. Im not saying I am Buddhist or a Rasta or even that Vegetarianism is innately spiritual I am saying that the growing of plants and greenery is one more attuned to working with nature rather than against it. Perhaps in the future the visions of humans and plants inhabiting and co-existing will look like something from the mind of Friedensreich Regentag Dunkelbunt Hundertwasser.     





I watched a programme recently that introduced me to synthetic biology it put forth the notion that we can now create anything in a lab, and with that we can now control our environment and manipulate it as we wish. Well I do not know how I feel about such processes, I think its one thing to know we have a degree of control over nature but its a completely different matter to wield ultimate control over something. I think it could be a conflict that we could loose for the power within nature the energy that exists naturally is vast. In the programme the scientists had genetically changed goats and implanted the spider Silk protein into their make up. And know they can make silk from that goats milk how crazy is that? Anyway think about it science is important but only when it works a long side mother nature!

I think I may be a talented photographer. I took just one photo with my camera phone and it asked me if I wanted to open a gallery.

Artists do not steal. But they do borrow without giving back.

-Ned Rorem


Whether an illustrator is successful or not is all based on the look of the draw.

-Dennis Miller


Recently a guy in Paris nearly got away with stealing several paintings from the Louvre. However, after planning the crime, breaking in, evading security, getting out and escaping with the goods, he was captured only two blocks away when his Econoline van ran out of gas. When asked how he could mastermind such a crime and then make such an obvious error, he replied:-“I had no Monet to buy Degas to make the Van Gogh.”


I tell you, the more I think, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.

-Vincent van Gogh



I have been very lethargic after christmas I continue to eat way too much chocolate and sugary stuff makes me feel so sluggish. Well at least I made 100 hundred pounds I sold a watch I got for free to a Nigerian bloke so that’s good news I have finished an application for a job at the Royal Academy of art and have emailed one off for a promotions officer for Canned magazine Newcastle. On top of all that I have made lots of new art and have loads and loads of deadlines and things to be getting on with. And on top of that there is Brian Cox’s Wonders of the Universe in which after watching the programme I acquired the knowledge that light speed is 8000km per second and a lightyear is 1million 1million km and that the space which makes up the whole of reality existed at the time of the big bang it was there although a lot smaller. The things you can learn on television.