Tag Archives: Colour Choice

State of Play

The rhodi’s are growing, the terminal buds opening into leaves – not the flowers I had anticipated. The pink tip opens to momentarily form a crown of ‘petals’ around the pale soft baby leaves within. I cut some. The phrase … 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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Cycles

I’m trawling back through photos and note-books, re-visiting first thoughts from the early days of the residency. It feels like scuffling the leaves of a forest floor revealing nuggets that were overlaid then forgotten. Regeneration and cycles within nature are … Continue reading

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Framing

So: black and white, charcoal and granite, which – rather erroneously – I’ve referred to as

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Granite, Quartz

and Barytes white. No ‘blue’ or ‘black’ mountains here. Granite extrusion accounts for the height of Goatfell and its surrounds. It’s my second ‘colour choice’; immutable, solid if ever a symbol of permanence was needed then granite is it.

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Burnt offerings / the new black

Sleek black glistening fragments lie scattered

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