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Caladar Arts, Artist Residency 2019

February 2019 begins with an exciting adventure into an artist residency at Caladar Arts, Cawdor, Scotland; two blissful months of immersion into creativity and contemporary art in the Scottish Highlands. […]

The ‘art’ of walking

Happy New Year one and all. Hope for a happy 2019 is to be found in the form of a special issue of ‘Interartive‘ an online magazine. My art project Wayfaring, was […]

Wayfaring Geordie…’Found’

I don’t remember when the smell of leaf litter became important in my life. Decomposing leaves improve soil, adding carbon, nitrogen, phospherous and other inorganic compounds as well as helping […]

There is no planet B…

Observations and responses to a slow walk around the Old Port of Chania, Crete. The Cretans do their best to keep there home clean and free from litter with more […]

Water

Crete. The birthplace of Zeus, the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and an island that boasts a wealth of landscapes from sandy beaches to the White Mountains. The Minoans […]

Wayfaring Map

What is a map? Why do we need them? I discovered deep mapping when I read a book by Tim Ingold. ‘Lines’ draws on multiple disciplines and examines what walking, […]

Wayfaring Chair

In 1966, Blandford Press released a series of books on rural Britain. Book number 8 in this series was by J.B. Wood. It was called ‘Growing and Studying Trees’. In […]

The Wayfaring Knots

Having used traditional rope-making techniques and gathered small quantities of the dominant plant species in each walk carried out, some interesting observations have been yielded in the resulting small scale […]

Contra s.t.

‘Night & Day’ is an upcoming exhibition at the Lochtorridon Centre and this small sculpture explores the narrative in the concept of contrast.  Spirals…symbolic of evolution and growth throughout the […]

Abstract walks, abstract thoughts.

In the walking, mapping of my tracks and listening to the environments in which I walk, I am creating a picture of this project. Walking is not the usual way […]

Coiling with Caroline Dear.

Caroline Dear worked as an architect before her focus turned to art. Moving to the Isle of Skye in 1998, she began to respond to her natural environment and the […]

Rhythms of Nature

The conception of this new project: a soundscape, comes from a deep love of nature and my firm belief that people need nature in their life. With a substantial increase […]

Walking, Talking and Mapping.

Walking and talking. Something most of us do every day without any regard as to how much our brains are thanking us for participating in this most basic of human […]

A Calder Christmas

Mobiles, stabiles and drawing with lines and air. Alexander Calder has had an enormous impact on my understanding of how simplicity and the understated has the power to connect us […]