Tiny video to share – taken from a footbridge over the River Gwendraeth this morning.
I’ve been researching, and I wanted to introduce you to Vatnasafn, the ‘Library of Water’, a sculptural installation created in Iceland by Roni Horn. Vatnasafn is an archive of waters and weathers, housed in a hill-top building that used to be the town library of Stykkishólmur. Instead of its books, the building now holds a […]
Today I read this: “Did you ever say “Yes” to one joy? Oh my friends, then you also said “Yes” to all pain. All things are entwined, enmeshed, enamored – – did you ever want Once to be Twice, did you ever say “I love you, bliss – instant – flash” – then you wanted […]
We had forgotten that the high tide covers the footpath along the rivers-edge. And so, after climbing down the steps just under Dylan Thomas’ writing-shed at Laugharne this afternoon, we sat down on the red rocks where the path was disappearing into the water. As we sat, we talked about family, about fear, justice and […]
Continuing work on my large watery drawing today, adding more egg tempera layers. The best tool I could find was a toothbrush, which was unexpected…
A tiny video clip today. Pond skaters. Very fun. Totally mesmerising. Downstream of a footbridge in a place where I walk. I don’t know why they congregate there, but they are the main reason why I congregate there… There is something completely wonderful about pond skaters – these creatures actually skate on the surface tension […]
Doing some work on my large drawing today, the one based on ripples in water. I’ve added egg tempera paint, made with egg yolk, pigment and water – a most magical substance with a beautiful surface and shine. Just mixing it is such a pleasure!
Imagining today the things that we do – rippling outwards in intersecting circles. A video that I made yesterday, walking out in the rain: