The last time I saw Bapak

The last time I saw Bapak Made, he was pretty far gone from his dementia. He was in tatters. We hung out for a couple of hours, and he sang songs to me: Balinese and Javanese folk songs, plus ‘Love Me Tender’.

Michelle’s prosthetic hand

Drawing of Michelle’s prosthetic hand in pencil, red pencil, white pencil and red brush pen. I’m not sure exactly how Michelle came to own this prosthetic hand. She still has two real hands as far as I know.

Letter from America

A postage stamp of child dictator, Kim Jong-un relaxing in his bathtub at home. Kim probably has a nicer looking bathtub than the one I’ve put him in, but hey, it’s my picture.

I made this after reading the BBC story: “North Korea could have missiles submarines in five years, says South”.

Plaza de Isabel II

Drawing of Plaza de Isabel II in Madrid.

The right side of the drawing is made in situ, but it was taking way too long so I drew the left side back at the hotel from a photo on my phone.

When I was 20 I lived in Madrid for about a year. This was my first time back.

Self-portrait in Osdorp

Another self-portrait from Osdorp. Drawn in pencil, graphite, charcoal, brush pen, pastel and acrylic. I really got into the A3-sized Cachet books by Daler-Rowney, with this recycled, wrapping paper-coloured, paper.