Category Archives: Collage & Assemblage

On Collage and the Loss of Wonder


“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.” … Continue reading

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Thin Place Peripherals


“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.” … Continue reading

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Eco Printing on Deli Paper


I’ve done very little eco-printing in 2021, concentrating instead, on a return to painting. The programmes I’ve been taking part in have introduced me to a good many different ways of starting and progressing a painting, including various ways of … Continue reading

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The Last of the Handmade Markmakers – for Now


Here’s two mark-makers, out of one. It was originally a sponge roller. The sponge had deteriorated a bit. I took it off and replaced it with rubber bands. I cut notches into the sponge and now I’ve a sponge stamp … Continue reading

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Eight Years Blogging – Writing Chaos into order from the Forest of Souls: Part I


Wisdom is the complete willingness to be the plaything of chance circumstances”.  (Lao-Tse) I’ve been blogging for over eight years. The anniversary has come and gone. That’s a long time and a lot of words. I’ve been taking stock: what … Continue reading

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Brambly Personage and its Iron Blanket

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Brambly Personage


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Mysterious Personage – Papier Mache Cast Finished


At last, the papier mache cast I started at the beginning of the month is done. The top layers are of batik paper. Next?  You’ll have to wait and see. So will I.

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Papier Mache Form in Progress


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I’m Back (with) Tacita Dean, Collectingness, Creativity and Health


The other day I was unpacking a box (yes, almost a year after our house move there are boxes yet to be opened) and came upon a small yet very heavy suitcase and on opening it found it housed my … Continue reading

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