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A 35 second dream drawing
time-lapse & dream-
inspired Christmas image
24.12

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A guest post on finding
light and story within
darkness and difficulty
10.12

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1.11 timelapse:
a tiny temple is
inaugurated
29.11

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4.38 video in honour
of my aunt…& all our
winged relations
07.11

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Casting the Zhouyi's
winged and tailed
ancestors in glass
09.10

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How my studio
floor came to have
a mind of its own
09.09

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Layers of cyclical
change enfold
the still-point
11.08

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Time to move away
from our linear
model of time
13.07

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A twenty-second
celebration of all things
summery, light & free :)
13.06

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2.32: bubbles on the River
Ribble: a video sketch of
Rodriguez's song
15.05

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Two videos in honour
of Rennaldburn
on misty mornings
16.04

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3.56 video filmed at
the Loupin Stanes in
a snowy Eskdalemuir
17.03

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3.12 time-lapse &
video of a St Brigid's
cross Imbolc offering
02.02

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Introducing my new, improved blog with a wee dream-sketch video
17.01

    Illuminating the Book of Love

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    It’s been an age since I’ve blogged about any of my own artwork.

    Though I’ve been quite prolific recently, one way or another, I always seem to be involved in what I’m realising just may be a lifetime process of figuring out just what kind of artist I am.

    With work ranging from camera-less (and, just occasionally, camera-assisted) photography, writing, cast and fused glass and illuminated etching to tree mandalas, house-sized earth-pigment murals and a soupçon of mainly secret songwriting, I sometimes end up oscillating between the ‘time-to-focus-on-one-modality’ view, and the ‘embrace-all-the-seemingly-disparate-strands-as-they’re-beginning-to-form-a-coherent-world’ one.

    I’m beginning to feel more at home with the second option, which requires a deeper faith, both in myself and in life itself...as well as continual experimentation with ways to hone in on points of focus within this expansive view so it doesn’t all disperse into the void, stay hovering on the surface or disappear down irrelevant tangents.

    Whatever my medium, I like to think of myself as an illustrator in the original sense of the word as one who illuminates. In this light, here’s a moving illustration I’ve just uploaded...more commonly known as a music video. When I recorded contemporary troubadour Oisin playing this song ~ one of his epic ballads ~ at Rennaldburn last Summer, at a fireside Mabon celebration, I knew it was something I’d like to try to do justice to.

    Let me know if I have!

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