Monday, 27 February 2017

creep rate

creep (sometimes called cold flow) is the tendency of a solid material to move slowly or deform permanently under the influence of mechanical stresses.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Mourning Fields

In the Aeneid, the 'Mourning Fields' was a section of the underworld reserved for souls who wasted their lives for unrequited love.

Thursday, 2 February 2017


I came back from the funeral and crawled
around the apartment, crying hard,
searching for my wife’s hair.
For two months got them from the drain,
from the vacuum cleaner, under the refrigerator,
and off the clothes in the closet.
But after other Japanese women came,
there was no way to be sure which were
hers, and I stopped. A year later,
repotting Michiko’s avocado, I find
a long black hair tangled in the dirt.

'Married' Jack Gilbert

Tuesday, 31 January 2017


Tilth (paper, pencil, stamp hinges on board) 9 x 12 inches

Thursday, 26 January 2017

20 yards of shade

Ten text pieces from 'Misunderstood' relating to chapters from 'A Beginner's Guide to the Sea'. 9 x 12 inches each on vellum-covered scalloped-edge photo boards; book fragments, stamp hinges, mending thread, embroidery silk ...

Friday, 20 January 2017

the unknown is always the marvellous

Work in progress. Text taken from found book ('Misunderstood').  Scalloped
card mounts with glassine overlay. Ten in all. 9 x 12 inches.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Eyes Closed

'Myodaeopsia, also called Muscae volitantes (Latin: "flying flies"), or ‘mouches volantes’. Floaters are visible because of the shadows they cast on the retina and can appear alone or together with several others in one's visual field. They may appear as spots, threads, or fragments of cobwebs, which float slowly before the observer's eyes ...'