The Green Language is a term used among Renaissance alchemists and mystics to refer to the Language of Birds, which was thought to be a divine and mystical tongue in which all true knowledge could be articulated. In Old English, the word for poet is scop, connected to the Old Norse skald, with the implication of both seership and also … Continue reading The Language of Birds
I'II be showing some of my new cyanotypes in this exhibition next week. We are excited to welcome two Italian artists, Marilena Fineanno and Federica Ferretti who are travelling from Rome with their paintings for the exhibition. We have named the exhibition Donne Feroci (Wild Women) in honour of them.
This piece was created from plant material gathered from one of the lovely parks here in Cardiff. I plan to make a series of four - one for each season using local flora and fauna. They will be a tribute to Anna Atkins, who, in 1843 first made cyanotype photograms by placing algae and seaweed … Continue reading Winter Botanical – Tribute to Anna