osmosis: A gradual, often unconscious process of assimilation or absorption; the spontaneous passage or diffusion of water or other solvents through a semipermeable membrane. ≈ The walker on the city street stops to gaze at the ocean. Tracing a … Continue reading →
thaw of the frozen lands heat of volcanic flux air of the salt lake ≈≈≈ Now Playing: Kassel Jaeger – Deltas
shattered bottle / Zen garden ≈≈≈ Now playing: John Cage – Ryoanji
how it begins (or ends) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Morton Feldman – For Samuel Beckett
“Interrupting my train of thought. Lines of longitude and latitude …” (56.036997, -3.395852) ≈ Either side of a surface Cross section of a world (in concrete) ≈≈≈ Now playing: Wire – Map Ref. 41°N 93°W
Perhaps there was a fifty-fourth station of the Tōkaidō. What if Hiroshige transcended time and geography, sailed into Kirkcaldy harbour and placed a stone block in the outer walls of the library. A nod to an alternative Eastern Sea Road. … Continue reading →
erasure / profile contemplation on the absence of an egg ≈ Now playing: Sarah Davachi – ‘At Hand’ from Let Night Come On Bells End The Day.
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 →
Island of residual ≈ It was only for a few days. The immediate sensory world became a continuum of white and grey. A familiar world made strange. Almost all colour, leached from the field of vision and imagination. White Grey … Continue reading →
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 ...
All tracks, footprints, paths were gone. Buried. He had pitched a tent on arriving: how come it had not blown off? From inside, he watched the complex improvisations of the wind. He heard how it suddenly laughed with the sand, … Continue reading →
Aerated Waters Marchmont, Edinburgh P e r s e v e r e P e r s e v e r e P e r s e v e r e P e r s e v … Continue reading →
. 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 →
. 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 →
On the last day of 2017, the impossible textures of the sea . . A full moon emerges rises, observes . . Constant flux underfoot, new paths . Sustaining coastal energies, wind, sea spray changing colours of the tide Cloud and … Continue reading →
light / pool flood / line cascade / spill a strange gravity ≈ Now playing: Catherine Lamb – ‘curvo totalitas’ (2016) from Yarn/Wire Currents 4
As if a breath freezes into veins of ice A sketch outlined on the silence of darkness From darkness an opening eye … Continue reading →
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
Not any special tree. Just a tree and tidal sky, ebbing to gelid darkness. The last wave breaking of a November day. One final incandescent breath. A path lit – for the moment. To retreat or proceed? Always the same … Continue reading →
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...