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art photography

photos (strange ones)

continuing with the thought of using gold leaf to create gilded landscape photos. these are strange, and very imperfect, but I’m persevering, I feel like there may be something yet to come from it.

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art artists books

putting things together

I’m now running out of space in my studio for my body – every surface is heaped, including the floor, the chairs, the tables, the shelves, the drawers… The picture shows the pile on my desk which is touching my left elbow as I write. It is a few of the things I am putting […]

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art drawing

words and drawings

Today trying out words and drawings together. I’m quite hopeful about this, these are three test pieces that I made with some small drawings that were lying on the workbench – I’ve written them with moveable-type letterpress letters that I’ve borrowed. You can see the metal moveable-type in the picture. You probably have seen these […]

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artists books painting

two paintings

The windows in my room face west, and today the sun streamed in, just at five o’clock, lighting up the chair where I was propping up some test paintings. These paintings are done with watercolour, coffee and ink. I like the coffee because it half resists, half mixes with the paints, but its mucky, especially […]

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drawing photography

experiments, photos

I’ve made a few experiments in finding out what happens when photographic paper and photographic prints are painted with ink ( the answer? it depends on the ink, and to the extent that I had expectations, its not what I expected …)

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light photography

windows, sky

Today I made a new stencil shape based on the kitchen window of the cottage where I grew up, and used it to look up at the evening sky.

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on hope

Exploring hope again. So I am continuing work on my essay, writing about hope in the work of visual artists, but I’m also thinking about hope in my own work. How that might be. I have started a short writing workshop , and have been introduced to a powerful poem by Denise Levertov, ‘For the […]

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artists books light

a video fragment

A fragment of another book of the dark (video), made on Mynydd Llangyndeyrn. There is something that I like very much about this one, it may be that what I like about it is that it is so deeply imperfect, to the point of awkward. A bitter-sharp wind. My hands clumsy, numb fingers sticking out […]

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artists books light

book of the dark

what is a book of the dark?having no idea how to answer this, I have made oneit is a test or a drafta starting point for myselfsomething to work from

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art drawing

large tree drawings

Today’s post is just a signpost to my large tree drawings, which I did around this time last year: Have a look at my tree drawings projects page if you’d like to see more.