sunspots in my eyes, sunrise over the Severn

REPOST FROM 2018 On Friday 4th February I went on a Walking the Land First Friday walk in the local woodlands. It reminded me of this piece of writing which took a bit of digging to find. I didn’t know the word Komorebi until last week. As I edited my film I thought about Escher’sContinue reading “sunspots in my eyes, sunrise over the Severn”

Pecking Order – a film & a text

Lights on lights off. Credit to Martin Creed – his work made an empty room into a place to inhabit and be aware of one’s own presence in the world. My thinking around lights on and lights off has not come from an indoor lightbulb moment, but rather a streetlight one. And its relationship withContinue reading “Pecking Order – a film & a text”

#floodsnearhome call to action – prospecting future flooding

#floodsnearhome call to action – prospecting future flooding Disclaimer: I’m an artist, not a scientist or activist. I rely on readily available online data and do my best to ensure the maps and information I share are from reliable sources. But no-one knows the facts because it is impossible to have them. Everything is inContinue reading “#floodsnearhome call to action – prospecting future flooding”

Walk Create Gallery #3 at Glasgow University

Walking Publics/Walking Arts  is  a  research project  funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council  exploring the potential of the arts to sustain, encourage and more equitably support walking during and recovering from a pandemic. A broad selection of artworks about walking and art during the pandemic. Plenty to delve into on a rainy day –Continue reading “Walk Create Gallery #3 at Glasgow University”

Bev ‘D’ – dredger at Lydney Harbour – a poetic machine in action

My latest film, Bev ‘D’ at Lydney Harbour, has been a slow burner, having done part of the filming before Christmas 2020 and the other in the new year of 2021. It catches a very particular moment in time, dictated by hight tides. Like most of my films, it features the River Severn, but looksContinue reading “Bev ‘D’ – dredger at Lydney Harbour – a poetic machine in action”

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”

When You Call I Shall Come film – one year on

It is nearly a year since I filmed the footage of the Spring Bore at the start of the covid19 pandemic. There were no surfers, few other viewers. Just me and the Severn. It was very poignant, a privilege. Next week I shall film again, haunted by the memory of that unique moment in time.Continue reading “When You Call I Shall Come film – one year on”

Visioning in a pandemic

staring into white spacewaitingi see a circlein the skystart to emergethen fade awayi’m watchingslow breathingthe whitenessblocking my ability to thinkthe tide coming inand going outthings float across my visionmy eye keeps returningto the whiteand the yellowoh so slightlyyellow circlethat i keep thinkingi can seebut then can’tbirds call in the dawngetting louder with hopefor a newContinue reading “Visioning in a pandemic”

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”