Follow the Stone Part Four: Stopping Places – the aerodrome

Follow the Stone Part Four: Stopping Places – the aerodrome I became conscious in re-working Follow the Stone for a short film edit after Virtual Strata  [1] that the piece represented the inner and outer world of Lockdown[2] for me. I think the strands for further development are in the film, and in the continuous working of the 8K walk …

Follow the Stone Part Three: Route and Root

Part Three:  Follow the Stone Root and Route One theme that emerged while creating this work was the sense of ‘being present whilst collecting memory’. It placed the past and future in the vessel of the present. I explored running/walking routes and landed on a route from home to Marshside along the old sea wall and back through the streets …

Follow the Stone Part Two: The Poetry

Follow the Stone Part Two The Poetry Four poems have emerged so far from the work on Follow the Stone. (Password: strata2020)   Written after Moving   11 June 2020 before Virtual Strata 2020 I Walking Painful day today Full of pain Head pain Knee pain Heart pain.   Walk just walk. Listen to the black poet who grew up fully …

Mapping a New direction in a Creative Journey: Follow the Stone Part One

Mapping a New direction in a Creative Journey: Follow the Stone[1]Part One  Then and Now Here follows a series of posts reflecting on recent creative explorations I have been making. These reflections coincide with a podcast I was invited to do recently for Per Stellas and an invitation to facilitate and direct students in a creative project we are calling  …

The Southport born Suffragette

A couple of years ago during my artist’s residency at Heron Corn Mill in Cumbria I was researching into the Westmorland based early 20th century writer Constance Holme, coined as the Northern equivalent to Thomas Hardy and George Eliot but not nearly as famous or as widely read. As part of the research I investigated her family tree and discovered …

Karen Doyle – In memory

I learned this week that we lost Karen Doyle – an inspirational teacher and artist whose support and generosity kept me going during long times of self doubt. I met her only two years ago but I feel I have known her for so much longer. Although she was in my life for a short time the encounter was profound. …