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An Introduction

What has led to your taking on the identity of a socially-engaged interdisciplinary visual artist? It’s quite a loaded identity to have, isn’t it? I’ll do my best to break that down a bit! I’m your typical idealist; a dreamy […]

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Darkness

November 2017 So I’ve been feeling a little stuck. I go out in the dark with a headlamp. It’s really dark. I grew up in Galloway Forest, apparently one of only four Dark Sky Parks in the western world. I […]

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The Space Between

Thoughts on art, literature and philosophy as they intercept my life and practice.

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2017, Rabbit Holes

My first foray into film-making and something of a DIY venture it has to be said.  I’ve been writing quite a bit lately, from fiction and poetry to various musings on various topics.  This piece began as a reflection on […]

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Update on our a-n bursary funded FUTURE Programme!

1 – Kicking off our a-n funded Future Programme as our first commissioned speaker, Nuno Coehlo gave two lectures in one in April (10th) that spanned seemingly divergent ages and subjects as ‘How Modernism Envisaged A New Future’ via 1920s chairs, Bauhaus […]

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Following threads and talking through walls

I have been struggling with trying to keep the threads of this project together and moving in one direction – not to mention being able to take the outside eye on everything and blog about it. I was reminded that […]

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Cause and Effect

  AUDIOBLOG – Please click here People have said to me “I don’t know how you get time to blog when you are so busy!” Other bloggers have said to me that when they are busy they have no time […]

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Join up! (feathers optional)

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here Here I sit then, in a state of bewildered contemplation about the work. For about five years now I’ve been working on things to do with relationships, mainly between children and parents. About two and […]

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THREAD

   AUDIOBLOG – Please click here After my last post about not being bothered about the theory of others being applied to any work I might do, it not being my problem, I started to think about my own philosophy… […]

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The emperor’s new clothes?

I have two apologies followed by two rebuttals this week. I have been warned that I could be shooting myself in the proverbial foot, but I fear I have little of either feet left to dispose of!! My first apology goes […]

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Middle Aged Femininity

AUDIOBLOG – Please click here It’s not lost on me that I bemoan the lot of the Middle Aged Woman, and her state of invisibility, whilst I feel more visible than I ever have!   I am a walking paradox. […]

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Contemporary drawing, existential myth, creative research

“Myth simply displays the various and varying forms of existential field in all their profusion. It is only from the standpoint of detached, disinterested abstraction that a clear distinction between form and content can be drawn, making possible conceptual judgment. […]

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Permanent culture, permanent egitalliarism, permanent sustainability

” The displacement of anthropocentrism and recognition of transspecies solidarity are based on the awareness of ‘our’ being in this together; that is to say, environmentally based, embodied,  and embedded, in symbiosis with each other. Bio-centered egalitarianism is a philosophy […]

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Small Universe.

This installation was developed towards the end of my Undergraduate degree show in 2012. I used the platonic solid of a Dodecahedron as a reoccurring motif in many of my short stories. It represented the contradictions in science between the […]

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