They’ve capped the shaftsTo the mines of hell Rust and brick remain Empty shellNew houses spring upAt the roadsideFresh plots at the graveyardFilled, in time I crouch at the graveside Your stone cage ‘Forever in our hearts’ Words worn away Those untold...
Traversing and 21.2 km drawing.Pulpo and 2.0 km drawing.
We meet a few blocks from the new stadium on the evening of January 30. The early darkness of winter has already blanketed the town in a hushed cold. We decide to walk away from the stadium to avoid being seen. Both my walking partners slouch in the cover of their oversized hoods, seeking to […]
Contagion and 14.5 km drawing.
False promise and 2.8 km drawing. Waiting and 2.5 km drawing.Target? and 3.2 km drawing.
Q: You walk out of your door. You do not know how far you will go, how long it will take, if or when, you will return?… Read more "Beginnings, Middles & Endings"
If you are interested in a more narrative rendering of the walk you can find David Upton’s reflections here: A Venture into Mythogeography. Romany Reagan David Upton
Random and 2.3 km drawing.
The city I live in is generous with her gifts. The plants I found on the street together with their naked guardian angel (she appears to be half woman, half plant, a soilmaid) a few weeks ago have been producing pink flowers ever since. Yesterday a ...
People’s Heritage PEOPLE’S HERITAGE CARD Introduction and Explanation We are all used to blue plaque heritage for the rich and famous, but this is a day for the chip plate ordinary people. Collect a People’s Heritage Card and complete your People’...
The old ones are calling us, way across the oceans of time They have something to tell us Want to help us In our search for a new way of being They are calling us back to see our roots To understand how we came to be here The old ones are calling us […]
Slide and 2.0 km drawing.Flick and 1.3 km drawing.
Temptation and 3.1 km drawing.Parisian and 1.3 km drawing.
My most recent works are on display at the CSIRO Discovery Centre until 2 March 2018. For international followers CSIRO means “Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation.” The exhibition, Ancient Journeys: Waters of the Past expands on the Waters of the Past project and the bigger Words for Water project. I am having a closing […]
Perimeter and 4.4 km drawing.
Can it really get better than being paid to go for a walk – not just any old walk, like the errands I used to be asked to undertake as a child whenever my pocket money was depleted, but instead go and discover the Lake District, the north Norfolk coast, or the South Downs, and […]
“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks & Essays on the Writer, the Reader & the Imagination
Over the past few years I have undertaken numerous creative residential retreats. This prompted me to think about the benefits of these processes for artists, writers, thinkers and performance makers. All images are the author's own from the Performing Wild Geographies event at the Knepp Estate in October 2017. Retreating: Thinking, Making, Being The word retreat implicitly has the promise of a “treat” within it, referring to the…
We were delighted to be asked to ‘dazzle’ a vessel to join an ever-expanding fleet of tiny peace boats, sailing throughout the world on people power. This Little Boat is an evolving project conceived and initiated by artist and teacher Kathryn … Continue reading →
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