May 23, 2017

Today's day:


Lovely weather.
Manchester.
Student dig.
Manchester
Cows calving.
Manchester.
Horses being funny.
Manchester.
Cats being bonkers.
Manchester.

Both my children alive.
Manchester.
Trump, May, Manchester. 
Manchester

May 21, 2017

                     

Upon the bridge love

locks with an installation

of waterless keys

a tangle of hands

holding time side by side in

a rainbow of rust

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corktown_Footbridge

April 13, 2017

What happens when two comedians meet with two academics on a Welsh beach? This...

The day before the Brexit results, last year, six people stood on Borth beach and contemplated lost civilisation, political downfall, myths of time. Two were (mostly) dressed in wetsuits,...

April 2, 2017

Last week I attended an international conference in Kiel,  Germany. Technically it was an Open Workshop but in practice the format fell into conference-esque lines, with 18 sessions and 340 attendees run over five days. The primary focus was upon the creation of landsc...

April 2, 2017

During March, a wonderful thing happened: the Aberystwyth Storytelling Festival ran for its fifth session. The name disguises all that happened though because this wasn't just a celebration of the modern interpretation of traditional bardism, it also included a smidgen...

March 17, 2017

At my father's funeral, I slipped the last drawing he had made into his paint-less hands.

It was of the view outside his office window.  

As a child I had craned over his shoulder, learning how to draw from his movements. Whilst he preferred landscape (because he said it...

February 28, 2017

After Saturday's workshop for some strange reason I thought it would be a good idea to drive even further north through the storm. This was to photograph Three Legg'd Mare (again, I know - but in my defence, they are about to record another CD so the set list is a litt...

February 27, 2017

On Saturday February 25th I led an art'chaeology workshop at Borth with Dr. Martin Bates for Dyfi Biosphere. Part of a series of events for Visit Wales' Year of the Legends it focused upon developing aspects of Layers in the Landscape into participatory culture as a pl...

February 24, 2017

Science is often berated for its habit of using the arts as 'window dressing', often misusing and misrepresenting en route. The same, though, happens in reverse, generally with less critique; artists using science as subject matter but without checking the facts. Somet...

February 23, 2017

Recently there have been a large number of media stories concerning the cloning of a mammoth. Very few of the reports I have encountered have made much sense though, instead they've generally leaned towards being rather Jurassic ridden and devoid of actual data. 


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