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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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art drawing

sky drawing

I have been thinking that I’ll draw the sky. Somehow. Or maybe not draw, but at least work with. Start from a feeling of immersion. My main problem : that drawing immersion in sky is a crazy and difficult job, and I don’t know how. I made an earth drawing instead today – from a […]

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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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drawing painting

acorns

drawing my pile of acorns today, before I plant them…

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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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Uncategorized video

apple pie

a very short video clip to share apple pie still turning over in my mind the sorts of things I can do with videos of hands that are making hands have their own intelligence, in making, and this is something that is worth drawing attention to

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art artists books

intaglio printmaking process

I’m just starting working on something exciting with a small piece of scratched perspex that was in the shed. So I’ve washed it and written on it with a sharpie, and now I’m scratching marks into the other side. I’m going to make artists books that go with writing that I am doing, that communicate […]

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art drawing

on drawing

I’ve been sitting at my desk for a lot of today, finding words about hope, and continuing with the reading that I am doing about the work of Joseph Beuys. Sitting at my desk with my back to the large drawing I’ve started and not giving it any thought. It is behind me because I […]