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”

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”

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”

New film – Bev ‘D’ Lydney Harbour – a dredger in motion

NEW FILM 2021 – BEV ‘D’ LYDNEY HARBOUR A visual poem, the film has a dreamlike quality, shot at dusk and dawn, when the light shifted softly. A commissioned soundtrack by composer Andrew Heath captures the tone of the activity perfectly. Lydney Harbour hasn’t been dredged for over twenty years. Bev D was filmed thereContinue reading “New film – Bev ‘D’ Lydney Harbour – a dredger in motion”

2021 Steps From Home – Walking the Land

Friday 1st January 2021- First Friday Walk The prompt text from the ‘Walking the Land‘ team: A few paragraphs of text from Thomas A Clark’s ‘In Praise of Walking’: ‘A rock outcrop, a hedge, a fallen tree, anything that turns us outof our way, is an excellent thing on a walk.Wrong turnings, doubling back, pauses andContinue reading “2021 Steps From Home – Walking the Land”

Everyone, everywhere, every-time – on the ownership of creative work, land and river

During lockdown I, like many others, have been doing more thinking than usual. I’ve read new books, experimented with different cooking, making art, trying out new apps and podcasts, basically allowing myself to explore things I was not looking at before. That includes ways to distract myself from feeling anxious. Today, before I got outContinue reading “Everyone, everywhere, every-time – on the ownership of creative work, land and river”