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playtime – cyanotypes

I’ve been feeling my way back towards an important but hard to remember understanding about play: that playing freely, without goals or purpose in mind, is essential for creative work. I’m not saying that its the only thing we have to do, but that it is a necessary part of creative process. As an adult, […]

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featured artist – Angela James

Over the next few weeks I will be featuring a selection of artists for you to explore. All will be exhibiting as part of the Carmarthen School of Art Fine Art Summer Show, from the 10-17 July, at the Old Top Shop, St Catherine’s Walk, Carmarthen. One of the main reasons that I am looking […]

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reflection video

reflections

Tiny video to share – taken from a footbridge over the River Gwendraeth this morning.

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exhibition

Very good news – artist, writer and educator Lisa Evans is putting together an exhibition of work by graduating students from Carmarthen School of Art – at the old Topshop in St Catherine’s Walk, from 10th to 17th July 2021. My recent books of the mountain and large drawings will be exhibited, alongside some wonderful […]

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reflection

an empty book

Today is a day for picking myself up and starting from scratch. I’ve left all my works since January on a table in my college, even my essential black notebook with my essential notes. I have no idea when I may be permitted to retrieve them. Home from the day job, looking out of my […]

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artists books photography

a book of letters

A small gallery of photos of the final version of one of my books of letters, made from photographs of Mynydd Llangyndeyrn and letters I had written to myself. They are hand printed, using cyanotype print processes and toned with green tea, and I am very pleased with the work.

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photographs

Photographs of the work are not the work, they are a representation of the work. It can become complex, layered, enfolded. I take a digital photograph using my mobile phone. I get a print shop to print it, and then I draw on it, and screen print words onto it, in layers. Then, I try […]

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artists books painting

a video, a book of the mountain

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art painting

evening light paintings

I’ve been working, in series with my books and drawings of the mountain, on these paintings of the evening drawing in, darkness falling.

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artists books painting

little books of the mountain

And a video, a reading of one of my little books of the mountain: