Them And Us: Connection And Kindness Against The Odds

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It sometimes seems we live in a culture that cultivates suspicion and mistrust Continue reading

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Luna Reflection – Generosity, Interdependence and Abundance

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Surfing I Surf Isle of Wight

For the last year or so, we’ve hosted travellers from all over the world, offering the use of the garden as a campsite, a warm shower or a spare bed if there happens to be one. It’s a kind of touring cyclist version of couch surfing – a reciprocal arrangement where you are invited to act as both host and guest, giver and recipient. Continue reading

Lunar Reflection – Love is Being There

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The Hive – Wolfgang Buttress

 

It’s interesting to notice that the stereotypical US military hero – he of the Top Gun aviator shades and sharp, preppy haircut, almost always has his eyes covered. Continue reading

Luna Reflection – A Letter To My Children On Acceptance

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The scent of Ambre Solaire sun oil mingling with ripe fruit  is one of my earliest memories of a childhood spent on a farm overlooking fields of black currants at the foot of the Sussex Downs. Resurrected by a week of hazy dusky warmth, a heady breath of amber, cream, warm skin and summer heat, Continue reading

Joining The Dots – The Blood, Sweat And Flying Sparks of Creating Sculpture

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Why do you sculpt?

It’s great to be questioned about (pretty much) anything. In answering, it requires forming thoughts into a coherent, communicable package, to consider rationally how and why I believe and behave in a certain way. Sometimes the answers are surprising, perhaps revealing patterns that have been long held simply out of habit. As with anything, it pays to take time to really consider  – in this case how the work is developed from the first embryonic seedling of contemplation, to the final placing of beast on plinth.

It’s a fascinating journey and one that that’s been brought into sharp focus recently by a question from a sceptical buyer: Continue reading

Luna Reflection – A Working Day

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Dorset Water Meadow

The day starts early, as it so often does, with a ferry journey — a short chance to catch breath, a slow unfurling and a few moments to organise thoughts and watch the world awakening. This morning it’s peaceful, the sea a gently rippled dark petrol blue Continue reading