Here’s a new project in progress…a hand carved inscription on an old wooden stool. Lettering designed with double pencils on paper and written quickly and arranged in a simple block layout. It is such a joy to work in wood. The crisp crunch of a sharp chisel cutting through the grain a most satisfyimg sound.
“Truth is ever to be found in Simplicity” ( not in the multiplicity and confusion of things ) … Isaac Newton
I love the simple utilitarian nature of the stool. It just came to hand as a pleasing idea to add some calligraphy to it.
I have recently taken up my chisels again and am in the process of creating a circular hand carved alphabet. From the response I have had from social media friends, as well as the pleasure of working with wood again, I am greatly encouraged to take this work further and become much more serious about this aspect of my work.
I plan to create at least 10 pieces over the next year and exhibit here in Bangkok.
I was very kindly asked by Susan Larison Danz to contribute an hours conversation to her BlogTalkRadio channel – The Frontier Beyond Fear. We completed this this morning and it is now available to listen to by clicking here. Topics range from the Tai Chi Reflections cards, commissioning book covers, calligraphy and my life in Thailand,
Susan and I have worked together on a few projects over the last few years and it was very pleasant to finally get to speak to her and have such a long and interesting chat.
Welcome to the home website of Richard Crookes, multi-disciplined artist and designer.
Here on the home page you will find the latest news of project and products from Richard Crookes. He hopes you will enjoy browsing the other pages and the wide range of design work on show.
If you are looking for Radial Golf – there is a dedicated website for that project here.You will also find some details of that in a following post below.
For over 30 years Richard Crookes has been working as a freelance artist, illustrator and calligrapher in the various branches of the publishing industry. Now living in Bangkok, he is primarily involved with oracle card and book cover design for international publishers. August 2015 sees the publication of his first fully authored project theTai Chi Reflectionscardsfor Findhorn Press.
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I hope you enjoy browsing my work here on the site. Please feel free to comment or approach me if you think you could use my services. I also have a companion site called Still Glides the Stream where I post my occasional musings, both serious and humorous.