Category Archives: Blogging

On the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice: Shanks, E., 100 Years Dead, Not Forgotten


‘O lad that I loved, there is rain on your face, And your eyes are blurred, and sick with the plain.’  –  Siegfried Sassoon (1886-1967):  I Stood with the Dead (June 1918) My maternal grandfather’s younger brother Edwin was killed … Continue reading

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Dear Westminster City Council Planning Department: Emmeline Pankhurst Statue


Dear Westminster City Council Planning Department, After a fight, a statue of Dame Millicent Fawcett, suffragist, was erected earlier this year in Parliament Square, the first statue of a woman ever to be placed there. This, together with the statue … Continue reading

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Rorschach as Poetry: A Suite of Eco Prints on Watercolour Paper Postcards


Another experiment using in part a technique (creating mirror images) from Kathy Hays’ video eco print workshop. Instead of silk fabric, I’ve used a book of watercolour paper postcards whose blank faces have been awaiting activation for a couple of … Continue reading

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Squares Activated and the Importance of Boundaries


I took the photo on the left a few days ago. Had I taken it the day before, you’d not have been able to see the squares of veggies (the wooden frames) for the height of the grass surrounding them.  We … Continue reading

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Visual Journal 4: The Power of Prayer (Oh, no, not that old chestnut) and a Walk along a Herakleotikon Hamma


  “Wounds heal more quickly when bound with a Hercules Knot.” (Pliny) The knot on the left is a Reef Knot.  An image of a knot came to me directly after a prayer I made with a very specific target. … Continue reading

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The Queen’s 90th Birthday – Sullied


There has been a series of programmes on UK TV about The Monarchy, as part of the celebration of HM Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday.  Each episode of the series has been advertised by an excerpt in which a man is stating that Diana … Continue reading

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Pulling out the Strands: Wildness


“Wildness we might consider as the root of the authentic spontaneities of any being. It is that wellspring of creativity whence comes the instinctive activities that enable all living beings to obtain their food, to find shelter, to bring forth … Continue reading

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Walking into a Phenomenology of Christmas and Stumbling Over 654 Incantation Bowls


“Study hard what interests you in the most undisciplined, irreverent and original manner possible.” Richard Feynman I started this post bemoaning the lack of proper Christmas weather and ended-up lost in the phenomenological domains of Hegel, Husserl and Heidegger. Oh, … Continue reading

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Milestone: My 500th Blog Post


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