Poetry of Ted Hughes

My fellow artist, MA peer and husband Alexis Rago has just received a couple of poetry books by Ted Hughes. Alexis particularly likes the Crow poems. Reading these poems prompted me to do some research on Ted Hughes’ psychology. I found this article containing a letter written by Hughes himself, offering first-hand insight. I specifically shared the article with Dwa, […]

Mm

Furniture poetry (link) Mmmm, so, what does a painting do when it is not being looked at? Note to self: It matters that it is in the world// whether it is looked at or not – it is there, to be looked at// waiting // waiting indefinitely// being an uncertainty//life defining//defined by it//make video painting poetry//reverse pictopoiesis?//mm […]

Exploring origins

Header image: Omphalos – finding new visual form for Nicholas Gulig’s poem ( links are shown in bold) Thinking about what Whitman means when he writes at the end of section 2 of Song of Myself, …you shall possess the origin of all poems…, I see we already possess it, that origin, it is still there, hidden in […]

Why it is dangerous to think virtual reality is an empathy machine.

I would have liked to have had this as reference material for my research paper but I only just got it from Aeon (online). I receive their newsletter and recommend it. There is even a publishable transcript for this article through this link. The header image is of my aeonium plants, which I juxtaposed with the […]

Pause

Finally, with Jonathan’s help I got my Research Paper uploaded onto moodle.  So to relax briefly, a few recent photos and reflections, also to broaden my context here a little. We are in Lincolnshire, on Apple Day we can take our apples to be identified. Our dear neighbours have given us an apple tree in their garden, so […]

Six Persimmons

I am always interested in the divergences and convergences of different traditions of thought and philosophy, for example the Western and Eastern. My actual practice arises out of the Western tradition but my philosophical approach seems to also correspond with the notion of Tao – an Eastern concept. There is so much more to find […]

Reviewing yesterday’s painting progress

Some notes: Latest stage first. Establishing more connections.  Complexity increases with fineness. Intensification through a simplification. A theatre of thought. A field of cultivation of the idea. Idea and technique inseparable. Permeability throughout. Sensing a way forward in the awareness of that which has gone before – memory is interwoven with that which is happening around […]

The painting as it is now

The large painting has undergone much transformation from its simple beginnings. Its present state is: My head is overflowing with ideas as to where I can take this, so better to do a load of references in notes to self at the end of this post because writing it all up would be just too much […]

Pictopoiesis 2 video

Pictopoiesis 2 – shown with Pictopoiesis 1 at the Camberwell Common Room Pop up show 21st March   note to self: transitions – possible to change – experiment with different themes.