Dr McCrumbles art

Dr Joseph McCrumble is not only the world's first celebrity Parasitologist, but he is also an accomplished artist. Here we are privileged to gain, for the first time, a glimpse into his artistic mind. The Cumbernauld Institute of Art was founded by Dr McCrumble and is one of Scotlands premier exhibition centres for post-modernist existential-abstractism.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Tethered (2006)

Artists statement
The scientist is truly confined in his (or her) range of dogmatic thoughts. Each apparently new idea is literally derived from, and tethered to, every other, manifestation of earlier congitive outflow. Though the id may sit solidly in the middle, all his (or her) ideas around him (or her) are swimming in a sea of uncertain futures. We are slaves to the scientific mode, tied to our past and unsure of when the bonds will break.

Monday, March 27, 2006

This way please

This way please....(2006)

Artist's statement:
Do you ever find yourself wandering aimlessly through your thoughts? Suppose one day you happen to come across something deeply worrying. What do you do about it? Try and grasp it with both hands? Myself, I would let it pass without bothering to stop and question its motive. We may be surprised to find that in doing so our eyes open to the benevolence of our own minds.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Sensory Conflict

Conflict of the Senses (2006)

This painting was inspired by the efforts of a group of disabled dogs I witnessed being walked around Edinburgh city centre. They were variously affected, and it dawned on me that we are all in a similar situation at some point in our everyday lives. We must rely on our senses to tell us what is wrong, and how to correct the defect. But what if there is a conflict of interest in our senses and the solution becomess, blurred, equivocal? All hell breaks loose, and we have no clear direction to our lives. A cacophony of signals reverberate around our mind, cancelling here, amplifying there. We are left with nothing more than colourful splodges of cerebral confusion.