The Light of Kelad

  Originally it was a flame can combustion chamber from a Russian Aircraft Soloviev D-30KU-154 Jet Engine but now it’s a sculpture by day and a magical light display at night.     A little background…. The Soloviev D-30 is a Soviet two-shaft low-bypass turbofan engine, officially referred to as a “bypass turbojet.” Fitted to… Continue reading The Light of Kelad


A genius funding structure from a Guatemalan village.

Originally posted on Legal and Important:
This exciting funding structure stacks up to blow double dips and structured debt out of the water. It is as close as you’ll get to poetry in motion, legally speaking. This structure comes from impoverished villagers in Guatemala seeking to lift their lives away from the daily grind of…


Westminster Palace

It’s not something I can honestly say I have ever aspired to but when the invitation arrived I was intrigued and found myself in the heart of London on a truly beautiful Summer’s afternoon. On our way in we are met by a rather austere Oliver Cromwell, who, if you know your history, was a controversial… Continue reading Westminster Palace


Concorde Engine Blades

My latest foray into aviation art, no less than a Concorde Engine Blade! It certainly is a spectacular piece of Rolls-Royce engineering. All the pieces that I use in aviation art have been in service. Now although it is quite spectacular as it is, as an artist, I need to add another dimension so that I… Continue reading Concorde Engine Blades

General · Studio

Studio…koi pond…garden

                  There’s so much going on, it’s easier to lump our various outdoor projects all together. They all impact each other to varying degrees in any case. The pond is almost complete, the finishing touches are some large ferns to yet be planted and the electrics. Can’t… Continue reading Studio…koi pond…garden


Climbing the O2

I wanted to treat the love of my life and his brother to something special, they’ve been working so hard in the garden and making my studio a reality….and found the perfect thing.  To climb over the O2 building.  I bought our tickets through Travelzoo for an evening climb and have to say it was a… Continue reading Climbing the O2