Between thought and expression
• History does not merely touch on
language, but takes place in it.
Two things happening
at the same time
• News of another Neolithic site next to
Stonehenge has refocused my earlier ideas of
incorporating Semacode into the landscape of the
South West . I have a deep affection for Avebury ,
to walk around the stones is to connect with the
past and the land. Connections of time and place
... I was born and grew up very close to Hadrians
Wall, as children we walked and played on the
wall as part of our daily lives, it was not bound as
some part of a museum. Avebury for me holds a
sense of past and present co-existing within the
same space .
• Soon silence will have passed into legend.
Man has turned his back on silence. Day after
day he invents machines and devices that
increase noise and distract humanity from the
essence of life, contemplation, meditation.
Art is a foreign language
• There is something about words and their
connection to the past, how they are rooted in
our childhood , past down to us . I am thinking
about the words we inherit and the words we
dont use , the space between words and how
art can be like speaking without words…
• Photography has always played an important role in
my practice . One area I have been working in is with
inherited images/old family photographs that have
been passed down to me. Using digital software, I
have been able to take people from these
photographs ( known and unknown) and re-set them
into new environments that I have photographed.
• The process of taking people from their original
environment and putting them into a new setting
creates a shift from their original identity which, in
part, has been defined by time and place. I see this
method of reconstructing the image as a way of
revealing archetypal characteristics.