Communal Walking as Art: a Human Bar Code

Certain weather conditions create different atmospheric ‘hues’.   Sunday’s stormy weather was no exception.   For me, the drama began the previous night when I was woken, not by the thunder and lightning, but by the sound of a very frightened whippet frantically digging up the rug in search of a hiding place.  I consequently…

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Umbral Onions

Yesterday a neighbour gave me a bag of home-grown onions and garlic that were surplus to his requirements.   Gratefully received.   When I put them in a bowl their dried tendrils draped over the edge in a wonderfully informal fashion.  The overhead light created some distinctively graphic shadows not only on the onions in the bowl…

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Mellow Yellow (That’s Right!)

This morning, whilst looking at a couple of bloggers’ responses to this weeks’ photo challenge: Capture the Colour, I am thinking, do I really want to trawl through my considerable photographic archive to find the most ‘shouty’ colours?  God knows, I have enough to choose from. Then it occurs to me that yesterday’s walk with…

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Spider’s Web: A Dream Catcher Mandala

Good Morning!  This weeks WordPress photo challenge is ‘Good Morning!’ and for some reason I immediately thought of cobwebs.  I see them every morning as little gossamer-threaded carpets glistening with dew in the grass when I take the dogs out first thing in the morning and I can’t help but smile at the spider’s industry…

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Animating Found Footage

Recently attended a follow-up day led by James Holcombe (from no.w.here) working with 16mm film stock, (see In Genial Company and A Weekend with Bolex) which was organised by CineStar. This time, we used a variety of household chemicals and dye stuffs to dismember a reel of found footage, a reel of black and white…

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Signs and Sigels

Signs and Sigels is the title for the ‘Notebook‘ (part 1) I am currently working on, inspired by my St. Michael’s Way walk back in July, The Adventure Starts Here.  I have submitted it for The Newlyn / Exchange Collective Exhibition by artist volunteers at the Newlyn Gallery, even though it is still a work…

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Getting Lost in a ‘Labyrinth of Solitude’

The other evening whilst I was sitting quietly in a circle with friends (see entry for 19th September), into my head popped the image of a labyrinth.  The strange thing is, it was imprinted onto the right side of my forehead and this seemed to be important for some reason.  With it came a long…

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Inside the Passion Flower: A Mandala for Love

The inside of a Passion Flower is a sexy thing: with its male and female parts clearly designed to entice visiting insects, targeted by a ring of pearly white petals and a halo of blue, white and purple radial filaments.  It has always been one of my favourites. A Wikipedia extract: The “Passion” in “passion…

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The Alternative ‘Suspended Sentences’ Exhibition: Textere

As followers of my blog, you are cordially invited to my solo show, to run concurrently with the Suspended Sentences: visual responses to the poetry of Simon Armitage, show in Newlyn, (and thoroughly recommended if you haven’t already seen it).  As I wasn’t one of the 50 or so ‘invited’ artists (and slightly ‘snarked’ about…

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Retracing my Footsteps: 1. St Uny Church to Knill’s Monument

This is my own ‘pano’ viewpoint.  For more unusual POV’s see how other people have tackled this week’s WordPress Photo Challenge here.

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