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Oculus

OCULUS |ˈɒkjʊləs| noun ( pl. oculi |-lʌɪ, -liː| ) Architecture A round or eye-like opening or design, in particular: • a circular window • the central boss of a volute • an opening at the apex of a dome ORIGIN […]

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Re the Act of Reading

I’ve recently taken part in the latest installment of the “Interventions” project at Leeds College of Art. Curated by Catriona McAra, this series asks artists to: “…re-discover, re-invent and re-invigorate the creative realms of the library. Different strategies are deployed […]

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The Act of Reading

I have recently returned  from a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. 6 international artists and myself were there for 3 weeks with sculptor Josiah McElheny. His outline for the residency program was as follows: “So […]

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R & D

Research & Development – Reading & Dialogue – Reaction & Direction – Courtesy of an AN Professional Development Bursary 2016

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The cabinet

Even with my new shelves I still had books left over. I had cleaned up my studio space a lot but I still needed more storage space. I was discussing my problem with the tutors on the course and they […]

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Thinking things over

I have been thinking things over about my feelings towards books and how there is a deep, underlined emotional response towards the way I look at books or at least there was when I was younger. As I have got […]

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Words as Living Things

AUDIOBLOG- Please click here I love how words move their meaning around. Like a living thing. I have often been known to quote Terry Pratchett. I think it comes from having had a teenage boy when Pratchett was at his […]

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Units of Time

This week I: Finished stitching cube 2. Now titled 21.50 Started cube 3. Stitched for 19hr 23mins. Began reading Tanya Harrods new book ‘The Real Thing – essays on making in the modern world’ Connected with Artist Ness Donnelly who’s […]

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Books I draw from

What I’ve found great in books and films recently along with all-time favourites.   The books I’m absorbed and getting a lot out of now are:   Sanctuary; Britains artists and their studios edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi – a great […]

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Day 5 – Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn Residency

As my residency continued into day 5 at the famous Merz Barn, I became increasing aware that I had slowed my pace of life down. Reading had pretty much taken over as my daily task, then amusing myself by making […]

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A List of Books

I was asked on Facebook to list the ten books that had had the biggest effect on me… As I read other people’s lists I became more and more intimidated, weighty tomes were peppered among worthy novels. There were the […]

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