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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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 published in December 2018. This pursuit of mine to create art around walking, is based on a firm belief that I am a better version…

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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 to maintain moisture and temperature at ground level. On a warm August day, I had the good fortune to go foraging for Blaeberries with a…

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