The Second Magpie

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Shut Your Stupid Little Mouth…

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2009 at 03:22


If I haven’t taken too much time from the world of RKC, here is the print Ficek will have on t shirts for the November tour avec Peter Doherty, check out Adam’s sites for more and come and say hello if you see me in any of these destinations….

22 Nov 2009 20:00 Utrecht – Tivoli Utrecht

23 Nov 2009 20:00 Rotterdam, Watt Rotterdam

24 Nov 2009 20:00 Einghoven, Effenaar Einghoven

25 Nov 2009 20:00 Cafe Central Brussels

26 Nov 2009 20:00 Antwerp – Trix Hall Antwerp

27 Nov 2009 20:00 Cafe Kairo Bern

29 Nov 2009 20:00 Munich, Backstage Werk Munich

30 Nov 2009 20:00 Cologne – Essigfabrik Cologne

1 Dec 2009 20:00 Hamburg – Uebel and Gefaehrlich Hamburg

2 Dec 2009 20:00 Berlin – Kesselhaus Berlin

4 Dec 2009 20:00 Stockholm – Debaser Medis Stockholm

5 Dec 2009 20:00 Malmo – KB Malmo

6 Dec 2009 20:00 Oslo, Rockefeller Oslo

Once we were magic…

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 at 23:42



Some chine-colle work I did a few weeks ago, featuring No Red. I might be on my way to overcoming an addiction that’s been running since 2007.

I’ve promised my sister a larger version of the ‘Enter Now’ piece for her house as the sexual aspect of it amuses her…it amused me too if I’m perfectly honest. Neither of the pieces were planned, I just pulled scraps from a bag the same way a magician pulls a rabbit from a hat. So the ‘enter now’ text had come from a poster Id been doing for The 405. I do often print text and then collage it onto my work instead of doing what everyone else does and using photoshop. It comes from a love of having things in my hands and a lack of trust in technology.

Are we seeking reassurance from the past, or trying to learn from our mistakes?

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2009 at 06:25


Send your answers on a postcard to the edge of the earth.

This, being text based, is quite different for me. Im not quite sure where I found the quote originally, it had been cut out and was lying on the floor, face down, like the rest of my life. 

I never had a way with words…

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2009 at 23:03

Pictures suit me better.

Recently someone left me a comment regarding this piece:

“As always I’m impressed by the clean lines, bold imagery and almost commercial feel of your work, despite it being shot through with punk atmosphere. Beautiful stuff – always surprising, always skilled and always with something of the fragile behind the tough exterior.”

They could almost be referring to me, not just the work. Obviously I reveal more about myself than I ever intend. Thank you to everyone who writes to me. I wouldn’t win awards for communication but be sure your comments are read with the utmost appreciation.


Souls for Sale

In Uncategorized on October 11, 2009 at 23:27


If you were walking around St Pauls Cathedral sometime last December then your soul is possibly featured here. Or at least the shadow you cast in the winter sun.