… but also enormously encouraging, liberating & emancipating! Just a few weeks ago the British Council announced that Phyllida Barlow (1944), was to represent Britain at 2017 Venice Biennale. Being chosen for Venice was a particular surprise, the 72 year old Barlow told the Guardian in an interview: “It is really exciting and extraordinary to be asked… More Scrappy

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!

My intention …

… was to do a little David Plowden inspired study at the plains of Jæren.   But then I came across these wonderful colourful sites, and just simply had to re-calibrate. If I had been doing art, I could probably have bent everything to my own liking … But just fooling around, I listened in… More My intention …

Power to the people

I have just received this beautiful book of photographs called The American Barn, made by the American photographer David Plowden. Farm Near Peotone, 1981 For more than fifty years, photographer David Plowden has documented a vanishing America and continues to produce new exhibitions, books and other publications. I really like the way Plowden is working… More Power to the people

Why write?

Maybe because Margaret Atwood’s words are true —                     Powerlessness and silence go together.