"The universalist and progressive dream that governed modern times is in tatters, and this disintegration is today giving rise to a new configuration of thought that no longer proceeds by building great totalizing theoretical systems but by constructing archipelagoes. A voluntary grouping of islands networked together to create an autonomous entity, the archipelago is the dominant figure of contemporary culture." (Nicolas Bourriaud, The Radicant, p.185)

9islands is a research tool for my painting practice and a place to bookmark things of interest – articles, interviews, lectures, panel discussions and quotes. The title is a reference to the nine islands of the Azores archipelago, where both my parents were born.

Azores islands, central group