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This Wonderful Pile of Dirt

Work is underway on my collection of diagram poems and small “devotional object” sculptures for a small solo exhibition entitled This Wonderful Pile of Dirt which will be on display in The Allotment Gallery at Greenbelt Festival, Saturday 27th August. […]

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Piercing Its Roof

Thanks to this bursary I am having ongoing conversation/feedback with Michael Hampton, author of “Unshelfmarked – Reconceiving the Artist’s Book” and contributor to Art Monthly, Frieze, White Review and Uniformagazine amongst others. As our communication will eventually become a publication […]

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Word Wrangling

When beginning a new series with a pre-defined focus, I collate relevant words and phrases on posits for the eye to drift over and pick out effective and surprising connections from which poetry can grow. Selected words are gathered in […]

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Diagram Poems

Initiated as a means to share my process whilst working on a new collection of diagram poems for a POST Artists exhibition at Whitstable in June 2016, this blog continues to grow as a library of diagram poems, including individual works and thematically linked collections.

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AWAY FROM HOME

3 days in Berwick-upon-Tweed for an a-n writing bursary, what a gift. Away from home offers a different perspective on everything – a critical adventure free from everyday responsibilities. Pushed into survival mode living out of the back of a […]

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Endgames.

Endgames. The land of Literature is a fairyland to those who view it from a distance, but like all other landscapes the charm fades on nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible. Washington Irving It seems I have […]

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Untitled blog post from "Project Me"

Yesterday evening I went to my first “Enköping Art Association” event, it was a discussion with several of the artists from the current show at the gallery: 8 Young Artists.  One of the artists, Fredrik Eriksson, I know a little […]

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Budding and Believing

I have so many works on the go it’s hard to keep up with them. So I am contemplating on a better platform to selling work here in Ipswich and the kinds of agency required to sell work and give them esteem. This blog documents a number of challenges in making good things happen.

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Beginnings Blessings Budding

I think it is about time the belief in me as an artist is more budding than beginning. The next blog will have a different title, and a new angle.. for an update right now I can share with you […]

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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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The Psychology of the Avant Garde Looper

 AUDIOBLOG – Please click here The psychology of Elena Thomas is endlessly fascinating – to Elena Thomas at least. I spent an hour in Fair Deal Music this morning. I planned to buy a looper. I was meeting Dan for […]

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The Problem with Language

Threads is a 1984 television drama which focuses on the medical, economic, social, and environmental consequences of a nuclear war spanning over a 13 year period. This clip shows a child of one of the survivors who is educationally stunted […]

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How to Marinate an Artist’s Statement

A reflection by artist Anika Carpenter on INKINAREA an a-n New Collaborations Bursary funded project. Anika spent a year exploring writing, art, objects and mental health with writer Erin Soros.
https://inkinarea.wordpress.com

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Papering the Cracks

  New Visibility I’ve become newly visible in the university, wearing bright t-shirts that label me ‘artist-in-residence’. I chose this uniform for a couple of reasons: partly because the t-shirt is a good conversation starter with students and staff who […]

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No Words Are Needed

An Artist investigates the Critical Moment of the Degree Show

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Untitled blog post from "Project Me"

Meeting Elena was like catching up with an old friend!  And we have carried on chatting away via email this week too.  She is as every bit passionate, humorous, insightful, and intelligent in person as she is on-line.  Over a […]

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writing as making

i’m having a making day today.  yum tiddly tum. yeah so ‘m having a making day and i’m having a bit of a block so have resorted to making via writing. writing affords me the space to create from my […]

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Blocking the Block

I’ve been having a bit of a rant (I know! SO unlike me!) And my friend Nicki, mentioned in a previous post said I should blog it. I am no fool. I know she said this just to shut me […]

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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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The Edges of People Don’t Stop at Their Skin

The edges of people don’t stop at their skin… This phrase arrived in a poem I wrote over a year ago, before the collaborative/joint exhibition with Bo Jones. I suspect this post might meander about a bit, but I feel […]

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