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”

Body and mind, drawing and meditation equal balance

Following the weekend of the Drawing Breath workshops I felt physically exhausted, emotionally exhilarated, intellectually accelerated and calmly curious. I haven’t spent much time with drawing this year as I’ve been making films. So it felt like going home for the weekend. With a group of like-minded friends.

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”

Has Eastenders influenced my films? Or did the old masters/mistresses influence Eastenders?

This Christmas is a very weird one and Facebook dug up this blogpost from the archives from 4 years ago. I miss those rich soliloquy’s and one-to-one dialogues from those days. They should bring them back. Especially now we are so often alone – I think that’s why Alan Bennet’s Talking Heads series was soContinue reading “Has Eastenders influenced my films? Or did the old masters/mistresses influence Eastenders?”