Third value – AUTHENTICITY

I alluded to my efforts to live an authentic life in my previous blog on sustainability. To live an authentic life, to strike a balance between expectation and reality, is the most joyful way to live. I find it’s not easy to maintain ‘upright and steady’ however, and I often find myself staggering to the…

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Second value – SUSTAINABILITY

In June 1962at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, more than 178 countries adopted a ‘comprehensive plan of action to build a global partnership for sustainable development to improve human lives and protect the environment.’ It has been 20yrs since the United Nations compiled the 17 sustainable development goals that would seek to…

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Let’s talk single use plastics!

Where do I begin? Our complacency around plastic is a constant source of unrest for my soul. I see a lot of casual disregard for our planet as I walk and whilst I fervently believe that this is often done without malice aforethought, we must somehow find a way to mobilise the masses to act.…

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Forging new pathways

American philosopher Susanne Katherina Langer’s career spanned over much of the twentieth century. Langer was a writer, an educator and she was the first female to be recognised as a philosopher in America. Her book, ‘Philosophy in a New Key: A Study in the Symbolism of Reason, Rite, and Art’ in 1942, explored theories that…

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‘Mind mapping’ and the contours of an artist’s brain…

Wayfaring Chair: walking, nature and well-being. Well-being; an illusive, mutable and desirable objective for each day.   Mind mapping: a new visual for using contours and labels to investigate routes for my new work. Stillness. The point at which external distraction and noise, filters out of the psyche. Why is it so difficult to maintain…

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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. Culminating in an exhibition, I will be walking, talking and sharing my way through with ‘Way Finder’ walking workshops (details to follow) and using this…

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