9 Mar, 2018

Notes on blue

09 March 2018: “Everywhere I inquired, I was told look for blue.”   Blue. The ancient Greeks had no word for it. Japanese, Thai, Korean, and Lakota Sioux use the same word to describe blue and green. Isaac Newton included blue as one of the seven colours in the spectrum. He also included indigo, which many [...]
8 Oct, 2017

Returning: ‘To return is to see the heart of heaven and earth’

08 October 2017: I usually work in series. I choose a theme (or the theme chooses me – it is not always clear which way round) and explore it for a while until I reach an obvious end point or (more often than not) it evolves into something else. Thus “Wild Garden” evolved into “Vertical [...]
5 Oct, 2017

Autumn: ‘Autumn is a time for new work’

05 October 2017: The “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” (Keats) has often been a creative time for me. At first sight, this seems natural enough – autumn is a time of harvest, of ripeness, of bearing fruit. So it makes sense that it should be a time of artistic production. However, I find that [...]