The process of reconstruction of a cliff face

I’ve been reworking the graphite shadow-drawings of stones, by polishing with cloth, erasing and redefining. I placed the first darker image above the 2nd, the solid rocks of the cliff perpendicular to the ground, where fragments fall. I used the first image to inform the process of drawing into the 2nd – giving it moreContinue reading “The process of reconstruction of a cliff face”

Starlings & A Tut Tut Tut

Mealworms scattered freely I stand behind glass watching A solitary blackbird hops silently down, pecking each offering, one by one Streams of starlings arrive steadily, unsteadily lining up on the wall, perching on the pergola  They gather, chattering clicking, calling for more to join, youngsters wobble nervously waiting for the all clear I step back OutContinue reading “Starlings & A Tut Tut Tut”

Performance Drawings (by Birds)

starling fledglings noisily arrive, gathering on wall, outside my door, some young and pale, others older bearing warrior markings, bright white feathers on chests, ruling the roost, descending together, as one cacophony of flapping, twitchy squacky young birds, shifty sky divers, gathering, preparing, for tricky flight path in bracing, dropping with speed, then hopping down steps,Continue reading “Performance Drawings (by Birds)”

boundaries, butterflies & lines

The very nature of the place, (forgive the pun), meant I was also distracted by the beautiful butterflies and wildflowers. I have a butterfly mind – just like the insects. I flutter about – looking for ideas, landing then taking off again on another flight path. 

Blackbird, on being human or non-human, responsibilities and liabilities. What animals teach us.

I seem to have built up a relationship with a blackbird. I didn’t consciously set out to do so. But maybe subconsciously I did.  A few years ago I had a cat, Theo, who was from a rehoming place. He was semi-wild and mostly wanted feeding regularly, slept most of the day and hunted atContinue reading “Blackbird, on being human or non-human, responsibilities and liabilities. What animals teach us.”

The Scale of Things: Small Stone In Each Hand

I’ve been thinking about the scale of things. We talk about scale in relation to the importance of things, some things don’t matter very much, whilst others matter SO much they are ‘off the scale’. We use a scale to measure how good something is, or how bad. We also talk about scale in termsContinue reading “The Scale of Things: Small Stone In Each Hand”

Once upon a time I felt petrified

Stone  Roughly triangular No side longer  Than my little finger Hidden in hand Tightly held Edges smoothed by mountain stream Bllack shadows leach from base Residues of red indicate strata Mere fragment  Of larger stone Rock Boulder Cliff Mountain Planet How long has it been petrified? Changing  From soft To hard As a rock Yesterday,Continue reading “Once upon a time I felt petrified”

Earth Crumbles – new film with Eva Rune, fragile rocks, timeless

earth too easily crumbles cracks collapses fissures fragments fall sensing seeking solace sing sigh saturate place pigment paper inscribed imbued time tumbles traces tracks   present presence past return retrieve remember earth atmosphere water The Earth Crumbles film, and the words above, were created in response to a First Friday Walk as part of WalkingContinue reading “Earth Crumbles – new film with Eva Rune, fragile rocks, timeless”

The Natural World – digital nature – critical conversations about nature/culture

A discussion hosted by The British Library – Irini Papadimitriou, joined by Invisible Flock, Cheryl Tipp and Sue Thomas. IMPORTANT: the recording of the full conversation is only available for a few hours – so please watch it NOW by clicking on image or here. As an artist and film-maker, interested in our relationship withContinue reading “The Natural World – digital nature – critical conversations about nature/culture”