The restrictions of lockdown have yielded up some rich treasures. Events that may have been inaccessible due to time/travel/other commitments, have become available online. The New Suns Feminist Literary festival at The Barbican this year took inspiration from themes in American science fiction author Octavia Butler’s writing, in particular the Earthseed series. Prophetic, and increasingly prescient over … Continue reading windows and worlds
Today's work from the Taith Series using found words and collage elements. A random page is taken daily from a charity shop book. Words are removed and rearranged. This is a starting point to begin the documentation of a journey that began at the Equinox. Three Red Crosses – Taith Series (05/10), collage and found … Continue reading Three Red Crosses
During lockdown, my brother has made a series of drawings that I have been inspired to write short fiction pieces from. I will be posting them, and the corresponding writing here over the next few weeks. Matt writes about the drawings: ” I don’t give them titles very often, I usually just date them sort … Continue reading Lockdown Drawing/Writing #3
The sessions that I am running at the lovely new mental health unit Hafan Y Coed have evolved into a combination of writing and art. As this is a new venture for me, it has been interesting to see how the planning of the course translates into practice. We have taken a generic theme for … Continue reading Whatever the Weather
I'm exhibiting a digital photo portrait 'Matilda' from my Mothers series of a remarkable woman in this exhibition, accompanied by a poem, 'Goddess - My Mother with Parkinson's who dreams vividly at night', by Toni-Ann La-Crette.
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