…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…

…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…

rubbish

…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…

ice

…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…

Migraine sketch 1

…pain

I have been working on some pen sketches while I have been having a migraine, they have been quite a revelation to me, discovering my face and the sensations I feel while I have a migraine. Also how I react to the intense pain. I am going to present these to my neurology consultant when I see him next, it’s better than keeping a written diary and explains what is happening where and when to my head. It has also got me thinking about when you are in hospital and the doctors ask you “…on a scale to 1-10, and 10…