…this evening…

Just spent a wonderful evening with my fellow Gwendraeth Arts Lab’ers Sian and Lindsey, at our first self directed Sketchbook Walk.

We chose Pembrey Harbour as it is a truly magically place on the Carmarthenshire coastline..

Here are some images from the evening…

…what makes a home?…

…i am in the process of producing a wonderful project with Volcano Theatre Company who are based on Swansea’s High Street. It is a partnership project with Coastal Housing Group.
The What Makes A Home project which started in April 2019, aims to explore the notion of ‘What Makes a Home?’

There are 5 Coastal Housing Tenants who are collaborating with 6 Artists to visualise their vision of what makes a home for them…

I have been working with the brilliant Eifion Porter who has produced an incredible set for the project… And now the Artists are busy at working realising the visions of What Makes a Home with their partners on the project…

Artists: Jason & Becky, Dili Pitt, Fran Williams, Zep Uragopyan,

…plastic is not fantastic…

as some of you already know… I’m aways banging on about how there there is so little respect for our planet… as we are now being engulfed by a tidal wave of plastic waste, delivered by our now ravaged oceans…

Who is responsible…

…the globals…the corporates…the governments…

…the people who think that global warming and climate change are a myth – have you seen the weather lately!

…the people too lazy to recycle as it take too much effort…really!

…the people who can’t put their rubbish out for collect on the right day!

…the people who fly tip… if someone didn’t see me do it, then it didn’t happen!

…the people who do the ‘McDonalds Dump’ out of their cars!

…the people who go somewhere with drinks and food but can’t take their rubbish home!

So

…why aren’t crisp packets recyclable?

…why does our town council and county council think it’s ok, to leave building materials, signage, barriers, council waste etc…until…whenever?

…why do we need to frack, drill and consume more oil and gas… when there is abundance of renewable energy?

…why are we shackled by control, greed and power by our so called politicians – when we don’t want it…?

So what I can do?

I can use my creative talents to inspire, encourage and galvanise my local community, people globally to get connected with their environment, to be custodians of all that is beautiful on our planet…

…ice age…

On the 28th Dec 2017, Ray and I and the boys visited the Brecon Beacons National Park, and took a walk amongst the Waterfall Country – we walked further than we thought and getting back was a challenge due to our health issues, but we got home safe and sound,

On route amongst the Snow we found some beautiful images to photograph, I was really taken with the ice puddles, that had re-frozen, creating a crazy mix of shapes in delicate tones and incredible lines, formed by humans and nature combined. This is just a snapshot…

…grass project

For the last couple of years I have been drawing and photographing grasses; fields, sand dunes, gardens and single blades of grass.

It has made me think deeply about how we respond to grass; as a source of fuel, documenting our travels and journeys, defining status and power and challenging our perception of what we believe.

Out of this exploring of how I feel and think about grass, its energy, the power it delivers, political position and what it gives us when we see fields of grass for the first time, it is now time to develop various participation projects; looking at how others respond to grass, looking at a sense of place, mobility, energy and solitude.

 

 

a year…

dancing light bed

cropped-dsc0130.jpgIts been just over a year since I last posted… what the hell is going on… have I nothing to say? I think not… so why I haven’t been talking… doing… posting? Who knows?

Me

I have been working on my grasses project; drawing… photographing… painting and getting a Artist Resident commission from Dawnus

Has that taken me  a year?   No… so what else… thinking… oh yes a new job helping me get back in the work place after being ill and not been able to work for a few years…

Trying to save an historic school that I live next to… our Burry Port Town Council are pathetic… shameless and have gone for that cliché of knocking it down  and shock horror … building houses on it… So that brilliant idea of creating a public space to nurture creative endeavorers… has been lost to my local area… looking for a new inspiration…

More… I have got together with a group of creative likeminded women to form the Gwendraeth Arts Lab… and this week we found studio space for us… brilliant news.

If I stop now  – this is likely to get posted… so here goes… and more to follow…