Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Haeckel's Embryonic forms

An awareness of origins of form as depicted by Haeckel.

He demonstrates his belief that the embryos echo the history of evolution from fish to reptile to human, and a trail of those forms being tailored to origins and environment and resultant needs.

Folkloric costume from the Museum of British Folklore

Images of costumes of British ritual and celebration via The Museum of British Folklore...it doesn't exist yet as a museum but you could help it happen

The purpose of these costumes are to invoke spirits, relate to and reflect natural powers, and to communicate with an audience. They often serve specific ritualistic needs... love, anarchy, peace, fertility, harvest, beer, temperance, celebration, protest..

Monday, 11 January 2010


For those of you who don't know me, I am Jim Stoten, and I teach on the 1st year Illustration course at Camberwell.
I haven't ever put a post up on a blog before, so I am putting this picture of me and my friend Tom up as an experiment.
Me and Tom do a podcast every time we get together, and you can listen to them if you want.
They are here.


Just go to new podcasts at the top, and then click on the image to listen to the podcast. Something to listen to when you are fed up with music.
All comments are welcome.