24 May 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Glow / \ Black

W. J. Watson has suggested that this is a Pictish water-word, cognate with OW gloiu ‘liquid’, W gloyw ‘shiny’ (1926, 470), while Jacob King prefers a Celtic root *gleiwo- ‘gleaming, clear’. Place Names of Fife (2006) A Saturday in late April 2018. It feels … Continue reading →

05 Apr 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Two Hours in the Lang Toun

Two hours. I have just dropped off a bunch of excited teenagers at Kirkcaldy Ice Rink (now rebadged as Fife Ice Arena) for the afternoon skating session. With too little time to return home and do anything meaningful, it seems like … Continue reading →

18 Mar 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Lost Coordinates II

  Lost coordinates: Where untold stories         bleed into images            beyond words   Where unheard sounds of the spectral field           become entangled   ≈≈≈ Now playing: Jim O’Rourke – Disengage ...

18 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Transitory Islands

 . Foregrounded over the Forth An archipelago of transitory islands .   A solitary tree, inhabits the island     Island of the hidden lagoon     (Love) Island of the heart ≈≈≈ The ‘Transitory Islands’ pic was a fairly … Continue reading →

17 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

We Can Only Be Onlookers

. The call precedes the chorus of arrival A delphian chant from an ancient score   We can only be onlookers   Line of the long low swoop   Ascending   over the Forth   Carried   on song   … Continue reading →

07 Feb 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Strange Gravity

  light / pool flood / line cascade / spill      a strange gravity   ≈ Now playing: Catherine Lamb – ‘curvo totalitas’ (2016) from Yarn/Wire Currents 4

24 Jan 2018 | From Hill to Sea

Haar Gothic

Haar gothic Graveyard off limits No herald angels sing today ≈≈≈ Dunfermline Abbey 21.12.17 Now playing: Erik Satie (played by Philip Corner) – ‘The Gothic Dances’ from Satie Slowly

29 Nov 2017 | From Hill to Sea

Another Green World

  Another Green World     Concrete dreams of Catterline (Found Art – after Eardley) .    After the fall Small increments in green   ≈≈≈ Now playing: Eno – ‘In Dark Trees’ from Another Gree...

02 Nov 2017 | From Hill to Sea

Interstice

  For a moment           hold an          interstice         of the      gloaming    ≈≈≈ Now playing: Eleh – ‘Measuring the Immeasurable’ from Radiant Intervals I.