What can decay teach us?

What can decay teach us?

When the trees drop their leaves they surrender to this process, giving up the dead and releasing themselves from the past. When they drop their seeds they trust to the new, casting out their young on an unknown journey into the future. But there are always a few leaves and seeds that cling to the parent and need to be shaken loose.
— Environmental Arts Therapy and The Tree of Life - Ian Siddons Heginworth, 2008

Invisible sea...

Invisible sea, facing into the English Channel from Hasting's beach

Everytime Bruce stopped the car...

A record of a journey and conversation post TOMA work day with artist Bruce McLean...

Everytime the coach stops...

Everytime the coach on the way from Whitechapel Art Gallery to Estuary Festival 2016 launch stopped...

An expedition to Two Trees Island, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex (2016)

An expedition to Two Trees Island, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex (2016)

“If diversity is a source of wonder, its opposite - the ubiquitous condensation to some blandly amorphous and singulary generic modern culture that takes for granted an impoverished environment - is a source of dismay. There is, indeed, a fire burning over the earth, taking with it plants and animals, cultures, languages, ancient skills and visionary wisdom.
Quelling this flame, and re-inventing the poetry of diversity is perhaps the most importent challenge of our times.”
— Wayfinders – Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World; Wade Davis

Ackroyd & Harvey day @ The Other MA / TOMA 11th Sept 2016

"Nature held the fundamental truths I needed to start reconstructing a dismantled psyche damaged by all the transgressions a civilised world permits: violations of civil, humanitarian, and environmental rights. And the more I learned about nature, the more I learned about myself."

Tyler Dunning http://dark-mountain.net/blog/self-preservation-in-our-protected-places/

Considering making art in the Anthropocene...

"It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators."

Edward Abbey

The Dark Mountain - Base Camp @ Embercombe 02.09-04.09.16

BASE CAMP was a chance to re-connect to the land of Embercombe, get out of my comfort zone and go to an event I'd never heard of before with a list of of talks, workshops and performances all run by artists, activists & writers with unfamiliar names. What a deeply refreshing, mellow yet powerful time floating within spaces of body work, watching swimmers, yurt mates, homemade cake & life shifting conversations...

Get Lost Artist walk 01.09.16

Getting lost to find ourselves within the streets & green spaces of Greenwich, London, UK...

The Festival of Human Organising 16 - 19 June 2016

After over a year of regular Human Organising Project meetings The Festival of Human Organising will launch 16 - 18 June 2016

I will be running a Get Lost artist walk 17th June with the purpose of creatively uncovering some of Southwark's hidden corners, expose unseen places and spaces within more well trodding tourist routes & invite fellow walkers to re-connect with their creative, playful and curious sides.