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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 […]

Maquettes

The purpose of this project is to use abstracted forms and thoughts to explore damage to self and environment through loss of connection to nature. Working with a maquette to […]

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 […]

More Janet Cardiff…

Sometimes, in order to discern what is, I need to sort out what isn’t. As someone who is very easily distracted by the possibilities of what art can do and […]

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 […]

Gestalt and me

Gestalt has its origins in Germany. Roughly translated it means ‘whole’, ‘pattern’ or ‘form’. In essence, it is an appreciation that things cannot be broken down into their component parts […]

The Gambia and beyond!

This is Fatou and she lives in The Gambia. In the shade of a Mango tree (Mangifera indica), she spoke about her traditions and beliefs surrounding the local herbs and […]

Object v Experience

Exploring surface textures can be a pleasurable pass time. Truly it can! But they’re just things…things to be added to a sea of things that already exist. So the question […]

Alien landscapes

Fungi (singular: fungus) are a kingdom of usually multicellular, eukaryotic organisms that are heterotrophs. They have important roles in nutrient cycling in an ecosystem and they also have interdependent associations […]