I spent some time today reverse engineering little boxes of raisins ( I took the raisins out first). Before that, I’d also spent quite a while examining matchboxes in our massive new Home Bargains, and measuring them with my tape-measure, before rejecting them. I was quite careful about spreading infection, and I also needed some […]
And these, the other three tiny reminder videos. Credits for the words I didn’t write: ‘this too will pass’ comes from a parable that I heard, I don’t know the origin ; ‘flare up like flame’ comes from a poem by Rilke (translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy), and has lodged in my head.
Three short videos, the first of six I’ve made, of the tiny reminders that I’m working on.
The work on my bench this evening. Back to small steps. Undefeated.
Generosity, gratitude and creativity (art). The nature of the relationship between these becomes clearer, but is not clear enough yet (to me). This piece of writing therefore has a beginning and a middle, but no ending. The context. Our ultra-capitalist economy which is ever growing, and ever seeking to commodify all things, including those things […]
A pair of tiny black books, part of my collaborative book project with Suzie Ross. I sat in the sun on a wall by a river with Suzie today, and drew and talked about our project. Very excited to pick these books up from her today, together with some others for me to keep working […]
I’m showing you some prints I’ve made today in a joy-filled online session that I participated in this morning – with the community arts group that I help to run (https://gwendraethartslab.com/). We worked with things from our rubbish bins – things like bottle tops and cardboard tubes, taking me back to the joy of being […]
Working with watercolours today, as part of collaborative project with local artist Suzie Ross (@suzieross007 on instagram). Memory, landscape, connection. Struggling with the colour palette, working on top of Suzie’s colours. Its so interesting, working with another person, they don’t do what you’d do; so responding is always stepping into the unknown.
This will be the first of a number of posts about Joseph Beuys. Because he is a creative hero, and because I am writing about him in an essay, and I want to share the good bits here – as and when I write them. A shaman alchemist artist; an artist of transformation, generosity, pedagogy, […]