Tag Archives: Arran

Gaming

Pre-occupied with other projects, today was the first time in a while ‘my glade’ sprung to mind, perhaps because during an early walk I saw a scattering of cones on my path as if the woods were playing a haphazard … Continue reading

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arranensis is here

The first Sorbus arranensis leaf I saw was a wet brown thing lifted from the mulch under the tree by the Ranger Centre. In my haste – amid preparing for the launch – I nearly missed re-visiting that tree now … Continue reading

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Cuts and Splices

“It’s funny doing everything remotely, firing things off into space and waiting for them to come back again…” I love this snippet from the to and fro of emails with artist/film-maker Catherine Weir. After filming on Arran she has distilled … Continue reading

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In the Open

This week my base is ‘the glade’, I’m working up close to the smell of sap from fresh-cut leaves, stepping back to inspect my progress, each footfall is cushioned in a plush carpet of leaf mould and moss, the mottled … Continue reading

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To the Island

Each time I take the ferry there’s the feeling of a perfect 40 minutes. When the weather permits I sit on deck and watch Arran grow or diminish in size depending on the journey. There’s a point where the whole … Continue reading

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Moss Witch

“Moss Witches prefer oak woods and particularly those where over 20,000 years ago the great grinding glaciers pushed large chunks of rock into apparently casual heaps and small bright streams leap through the trees.” Sara Maitland describes the Moss Witch’s … Continue reading

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