cloth · a commonplace

spreading the word – I just want to direct your attention for a minute or two to a wonderful ongoing project by Ann Hamilton: on cloth Cloth is the body’s first architecture; it protects, conceals and reveals; it carries a body’s weight, swaddles at birth, covers in sleep and in death. A patterned cloth symbolizes … More cloth · a commonplace

Roses

reading up & sketching down; roses in art (cont.) Vincent van Gogh: Still Life: Vase with Roses (1890) Vincent Van Gogh (1853-90) is more famous for sunflowers, irises and blazing cherry blossom: but still his pale roses, incandescent against a pale green wall, is amongst my favorites. The flowers are in bright, exuberant bloom, their furled forms animated by … More Roses

Asylum

Lately I have spent more and more time looking at photographs. I have also, as you might have noticed, started to spend more time making my own. I don’t view my own pictures as art, but would rather call it a kind of documentary; a visual diary, perhaps? And I’m not especially interested in the … More Asylum

This is spring

There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places. — Wendell Berry To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival. — Wendell Berry

Such a fine find!

Following paths new to me, I came across something rather wonderful on my morning walk. Living by the sea I’m used to passing boathouses, and – if possible – I try to steal a glimpse inside. But the shacks I encountered today were rather closed off, except for a few small gaps and cracks here … More Such a fine find!