I’m going to share images of more monotype prints that I’ve been making in the last few days, once more related to the morning walks in the woods. Feeling my way towards a way of communicating something about the experiences. These are made by drawing directly onto the back of paper that has been placed […]
I am gradually building up a series of trials and tests of prints through weekly visits to open access sessions at Swansea Print Workshop. I don’t exactly know where they will go, but as I work I am getting a very good idea of what is possible and impossible, and taking note, as I learn, […]
I’ve been at Penlan Uchaf again this week at Banc Organics catching up with everyone, and spending time with the seedlings, doing some drawing.
Rebecca Solnit, in her book “Hope in the Dark”, quotes Václav Havel, writing from his experience as a political prisoner: “The kind of hope I often think about (especially in situations that are particularly hopeless, such as prison) I understand above all as a state of mind, not a state of the world. Either we […]
What are the emotional landscapes that we need to foster in order to support the positive long-term systems (and behaviour ) change that our environmental and climate crises challenges us with? What does a sophisticated and generous psychology look like, and how can we use that kind of emotional intelligence in this struggle? How do […]
I’m starting a new project, connecting artists with specific patches of land: gardens, commons, public spaces. It’s a project of celebration, and has to do with land, food, joy and belonging. I was thinking of the project as a patchwork: a project of connection, repair, usefulness and beauty. A friend of mine who is all […]
In my last post, I looked at my experience of beauty in Grayson Perry’s pot Precious Boys. I want to go on today, in the last post in this series, to think about beauty in the narrative and emotional content of works of art, and about the felt connection between the viewer and the work. […]
This post is part of my series sharing some thoughts and investigations on “aesthetics”. Today I am going to go on to think about beauty, and take a look at a beautiful art work, thinking about the association in the work between emotion and beauty. The work is Grayson Perry’s pot Precious Boys. Grayson Perry […]