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woodpecker & rugby floodlights

In the woods between my house and the park, there is a place under a tree and an overhanging branch covered with ivy, I think of it as a small chamber of listening, because it feels like sounds are brought into the enclosed circle of air, amplified and clarified. One day quite recently, I am […]

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resources of hope

Introducing you, if you don’t know of it, to Nawr Magazine. The latest edition “resources of hope” has much in it of interest, including some of my writing, and has been put together with great care. Enjoy! https://issuu.com/nawrmag/docs/nawr-009-autumn-winter

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more joy series prints

I’m still working on this series of prints, patching them together from my walks in the Gwendraeth Valley – exploring & going towards what feels good. These images of washing lines across my book shelves are where I’m keeping the works in progress as they dry. I’m making the prints themselves at the marvellous Swansea […]

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joy series

I’ve been working on a series of monotype prints (unique prints) since March or April of this year, returning to work on them one morning a week at the print studio. It’s amazing how a series of work can build. One small step and then another. The leaves are from the post industrial sites in […]

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drawing from the other side

i’ve carried on experimenting with monotype prints over the last month. less thinking, more drawing drawing like i cannot see, like i am in a dream drawing from the other side of the mirror of the land more praising more gratitude more joy and more sorrow more honesty more beauty more dancing with the materials

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more monotypes

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 […]

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Afon Goch monotypes

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, […]

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drawings, from the woods

The beginning of some experimental drawings I am making. The method for these is to leave the fruiting bodies of King Alfred’s Cakes fungi on paper, and wait for several weeks. This being a continuation of the drawing and photography I have been doing from daily walks at the woods near Cwmmawr, through the early […]

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garden work – questions

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 […]

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starting something…

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 […]