Category Archives: Ecology

Eco Printing to the Accompaniment of Quanta Qualia


Made this print today while listening to composer Patrick Hawes‘ sublime Quanta Qualia, which I’m rehearsing for The Isolation Choir’s virtual Summer School. I’ve made this little sample print as part of an online course on eco printing run and … Continue reading

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Walking Covehithe


Walking Covehithe, the village that’s disappearing into the sea  

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A First Try at Eco-Dyeing with Staghorn Sumac (Rhus Typhina)


I was delighted, when we first came in May last year to inspect what was to become our new home,  to find no less than four mature Staghorn Sumac trees flourishing in the garden, for I knew Sumac to be … Continue reading

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And Another Eco Print on Watercolour Paper


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Eco Print on Watercolour Paper


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Happy New Year – Bring it On 2018


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First Attempt at Dyeing with Mushrooms


“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting, … Continue reading

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Secret Studio


This was my secret studio during the period of The Great Transition, where I began to discover the eco collograph.  It’s the shed at our allotment. It has a veranda which we closed in with trellising, including the trellis door … Continue reading

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Eco Collographs: Shaking the Tree


What is more mortifying than to feel that you have missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree?     Logan Pearsall Smith The image above is another of my experiments with eco collographs on 300gsm watercolour paper. Look like … Continue reading

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Oak Flowers on Silk – an Epitaph


There may not be another Spring in this park, so here is a bouquet in tribute, of flowers of oak, on silk. Continue reading

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