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books…

So very excited and happy to receive new books in the post today – enough for a few months’ reading even! I bought the books with a book token, sent to me as a prize from Carmarthen School of Art, given for my long essay on hope and contemporary art. (Drop me a line if […]

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

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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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reflection

Today revisiting my work of the last few months; considering what ties it together. Thinking about how to select work for exhibition, what story to tell, and how to tell it. I have not answered the questions which I have raised, but I am making a start. I will show work made at the mountain, […]

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thinking with my hands

I made some short videos today, of myself, making little books out of post-it notes. The work feels good and also not yet quite right, both at the same time… I’ll share the most succinct, a tiny, quick book about book-binding. This was work of thinking with my hands, feeling my way towards something important. […]

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a credo

Thinking it is a good idea, I start reading the brief for the work that I am doing for my college course. I find with surprise that by the end of this course I will have worked autonomously to develop a portfolio “of character with a personal credo.” A credo. Suddenly we are in deeper […]

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making a poem

Here I will share a letter that I wrote to myself yesterday: 26 March 2021 Dear Sian Perhaps you are a overwhelmed with the tasks you’ve given yourself. You do not need to do all of these things, you need only to do some of these things. You do not need to resolve them, tied […]

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leaving it unresolved

Pondering on leaving things open and unresolved – creating an encounter rather than an outcome, say. Unresolved means open. To change. To sky, air, possibility, encounter. Like an open book, leaving space for dreaming. This reminds me of the process of making collage, the part where I lay out the pieces in relationship, and leave […]

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on simplicity

What is simplicity? Not something narrowing, or closed. In the context of multiplicity, abundance, a full universe, what do we mean by looking for what is simple, longing for the simple? Is it elegance: like the use of Occam’s razor say – a direct route? Or is it to do with leaving behind that which […]

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contrasts

Both today and yesterday, I stopped on my way home from work. Same hour, same place. Yesterday, golden light slipping over everything, warm and soft. I sat and shared a rock with a thorn tree and just enjoyed the warmth, the moment, dazzlement of sun, greening shoots, redness of bracken, blackness of soil. Today I […]