Author Archives: charlottejane2002

About charlottejane2002

Author of 'P is for Prostitution', 'The Bloody Sacrifice' and co-editor of 'A Contemporary Western Book of the Dead' which are all published by Mandrake of Oxford. Italian publisher Roberto Migliussi has recently released 'The Sky is a Gateway, Not a Ceiling', a book of Charlotte's collected essays printed alongside images of his own art work. Charlotte is also an artist who creates spiritually directed art works from road kill and found objects. She has had her written work printed in anthologies and various magazines and on line publications and has given presentations at many events and institutions including Edinburgh University and Brooklyn's 'Museum of Morbid Anatomy'. Her art work has been exhibited widely including at London's Chelsea Gallery and The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, and is soon to be shown in New York.

Beauty School Rehab

I staggered off a plane in Hong Kong when I was twenty five years old, clutching the empty litre bottle of opium tincture (90% alcohol/10% opium) that I had needed to get me through the 20 hour journey. Admittedly I’d … Continue reading

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Pattern Making and Shape Shifting

At the beginning of this year I had six weeks off work and was able to immerse myself in the finishing of a writing project and my art. My creative regime tends to be skittish and hyperkinetic. An ideal day … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning To Music

I started off today with memories of my parents swimming pool in Singapore, fifteen years ago. Every weekend morning we would meet there, friends and family, the self termed ‘Rejects Club’. Cliff would join us after his morning constitutional which … Continue reading

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Meat and Marrow

People tend to be surprised that someone like myself, who makes art with bones and roadkill, is a vegetarian. I believe that vegetarianism is a perfect accompaniment to the way I create, as working with the dead forges empathy and a … Continue reading

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Coincidence is Coloured Green

I fell in love with someone because they had the same birthday as my deceased mother. I was broke and needed money for cat food, and found exactly the right  amount whilst walking to work one morning. All my long … Continue reading

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Budget Edition Mid-Life Crisis.

Today’s rhythm shall be encapsulated by the rather splendid word ‘discombobulated’. I’m in London and not really sure why. I should be at home working, with financial related anxiety issues edging past the corners of my eyes as I obsessively … Continue reading

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My Muse Wears Tracksuit Bottoms Covered In Food Stains

Working from home is proving to be challenging. Nick Cave alluded to the fact that being ridden by your muse is not a pretty thing, and I’d agree. However I would also add that being ignored by your muse is … Continue reading

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