David Walsh is a pen collector, surgeon and would be artist

These are his ideas, thoughts and images

  • The imperfect can become more beautiful

    September 11, 2019 by

    “Kintsugi is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with golden lacquer. It teaches us to embrace damage and flaws.” — ManGill. For most of my adult life I have helped repair the sick. Many had their lives suddenly shattered and altered forever. It was a job at which I was quite good. Recently, the… Read more

  • The Cocktail hour

    August 7, 2022 by

    “Good luck happens to those that are prepared…” Edmund Gibbon Sailor is one of the core companies of the Japanese pen industry. In 2011 it decided to produce a series of fountain pens, inspired by popular cocktails. Each year they have released a new model based on a different drink. This initial pen is the… Read more

  • Tragedy, ecstasy and doom

    August 3, 2022 by

    “I want to raise painting to level of the poignancy of music…” Mark Rothko It is easy to think that a work by Mark Rothko is too simple to be any good. He would be okay with that, but would like you to add the word pure. Rothko’s iconic art morphed into uncluttered representational images,… Read more

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