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10/12/2019

1) I thought I'd just share some of the steps in the preparation for the installation of 'breaking out' that I wrote about in a previous blog post. Here's one of the genesis points for the installation; the makeshift 'deco' of a factory weaver's work-station circa 1900...

10/12/2019

Spent a weekend in Bloomsbury and went a few times to the smoke and mirrors exhibition at the wellcome centre on the Euston Road. I watched one of the conjuring performances in the exhibition which really impressed me; finding myself experiencing that familiar yet surp...

Every year France has its national journees de patrimoine, or heritage open day. In the Rhone Alpes region though an alternative is rivalling the traditional celebration of patrimony and has changed its sub title to les journees de matrimoine,ie matrimony and is only c...

11/16/2018

  1. Doodling on some A6 sheets of thick grainy handmade paper that was a recent gift...working with its texture, cardboard  and water to build relief, then shading and scoring around the raised areas with pencil and ink, incorporating tiny root systems from my garden...the...

9/12/2018

Cezannes atelier in Aix en Provence overflows with poems that haven't yet found  homes in the black and white medium of words..how to entrap the tart acid green of apple?  the configuration of his brushes and tools laid beside thick even greener bottles  ..worn black...

8/19/2018

On a recent trip to Provence I met photographer, illustrator and passionate  plant fanatic Fancois Decobecq and felt instantly drawn to his creative work. Francois has been recording, identifying and venerating the spontaneous instances of plant growth in different urb...

8/12/2018

There are so many considerations to juggle when translating a poem from English to French and visa versa. The  various challenges you have to think about, debate and reconcile make for a tough but deeply rewarding and rich experience. Each individual line and each word...

8/7/2018

Some initial research drawings and handwriting on good thick paper in preparation to make a wedding present...pretty difficult brief to write and find an interesting form to present a love poem...

So I decided in making a 'livre d'or' collaging drawings, pages from old...

7/29/2018

  • Here is a Link  to a reading of a recent poem by a very good friend. He really brings it alive and adding a whole new dimension and meaning to the written text with his own style in an amazingly soft, expressive and beautiful voice...t's so interesting to hear how...

7/28/2018

Visiting an old friend, one of the first people I truly got to know as a young strange foreigner in France and came upon this old old image that I did many years ago and gave to her....so surprised to see it still on her wall above the dining table..and doubly suprised...

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