One exhibition on now and another coming soon!

Those of you who know my work well will be very aware of my interest in the River Severn. This autumn I am crossing over to the other side, to carry on conversations already begun with like-minded river lovers. First to open is at The Old Passage in Arlingham. Recently taken on by new people,Continue reading “One exhibition on now and another coming soon!”

B-side Festival this weekend – hope you can make it!

This weekend the wonderful b-side a festival is on all weekend. Loads of brilliant work to see in one of my favourite landscapes. Sadly I can’t go – but if you do – can you send me some pics of my film being screened please? It is 12 Circular Walks, part of the Harvest selectionContinue reading “B-side Festival this weekend – hope you can make it!”

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”

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)”

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”

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”

A Tidal Life documented using graphite putty

Friday 26th March 2021 I picked up my order for graphite putty from Jackson’s warehouse in Gloucester on Friday and waited until low tide, late afternoon, before trying it out. It was cold and windy at Garden Cliff at Westbury on Severn, where I did battle with sheets of A1 cartridge paper. The paper wasContinue reading “A Tidal Life documented using graphite putty”

“Crying, but with nowhere for their tears to go” organoids and art

Thursday 18th March I’m on the mailing list for The Conversation, an online journal that has “academic rigour, journalistic flair”. One headline on today’s update is We grew human tear glands in the lab, and now we’re making them cry by Marie Bannier-Hélaouët, Utrecht University. It wasn’t the headline alone that caught my eye, it was theContinue reading ““Crying, but with nowhere for their tears to go” organoids and art”