Mum, the muse and her dogs

Mum, the muse and her dogs When working the first draft of ‘Disrupted Meadow’ (the one featured here), the opening was disrupted by the entrance of a passerby’s dog.  The Labrador couldn’t help itself entering the space I had carefully marked out on the edge of a meadow near a gate. The chance disruption to play is often a serendipitous …

Disrupted Meadow – Strata June 2021

Disrupted Meadow – Strata June 2021 I am in Charmouth again, on Stonebarrow, again, and it is around the time Matt Hancock gets into a bit of bother. Life is like a meadow and it can get disrupted. Careers get disrupted. Journeys get disrupted. A death is disruptive. I begin my presentation with a poem: Sky is Meadow I am …

Little Blue Man: Introduction, Sources and Stimulus

Having reflected on the process of making Little Blue Man in the re-edits (2021), I offer here two additional films that explore source and stimulus from 1996 through 2011 and 2015.  I offer here drawings from my notebook, photographs from family archives, photographic explorations in the landscape and an interview I did for radio on ‘My Sister, My Angel’.  Having …

Little Blue Man: Gate Seven

It’s Father’s Day.  This is my seventh post in honour of my dad’s 90th Year.  We lost him when he was 78.  It takes a long time to process losing a loved one. I have posted 7 short films in honour of his life taken from the work I did on ‘Little Blue Man’ – an homage to Dad.  I …

Little Blue Man: Gate SIx

This year Terence Roy Waterfield would have been 90.  We lost him when he was 78.  It takes a long time to process losing a loved one. I am making seven posts between my dad’s birthday and Father’s day. This is the sixth post in the series. Gate Six: Work, Play, Family.  Gate Six is about Dad the painter and …

Little Blue Man: Gate Five

I am making seven posts between my dad’s birthday and Father’s day. This is the fifth post in the series. This year Terence Roy Waterfield would have been 90.  We lost him when he was 78.  It takes a long time to process losing a loved one. Gate Five is about The Navy Club. Dad was entertainments secretary and ultimately …