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December 26, 2019
Two epiphanies at Pont du Gard

In October 2016, as part of a family tour around Provence in France, I visited Pont du Gard, the highest Roman aqueduct in Europe. The aqueduct and its size were impressive enough, but it was a little exhibition at the entrance, about World Heritage sites, that struck me and left me overawed. On reading about […]

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April 1, 2018
What is Art for?

Today is Easter Sunday. For me, it is more than about the death of someone famous. The more important message is about Resurrection, that is rebirth, renewal and liberation. As I walked in my neighbourhood in the silence of the early morning and the rising sun, I thought of art. What is art? What is […]

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October 29, 2017
The Artist’s Way – Week 2

I‘ve been reading The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and doing the exercises in the 12-week course. Last week was about Recovering a Sense of Safety, and this week was about recovering a Sense of Identity. It became apparent that the identity I had created for myself—as an artist and a photographer—had default properties which […]

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October 21, 2017
The Artist’s Way – Week 1

“A word after a word after a word is power.” Margaret Atwood I recently came across a book I had bought in London in 1995—and had never read. It was The Artist’s Way—A Course in Discovering and Recovering your Creative Self, by Julia Cameron. I had been looking in the last month for a course […]

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October 7, 2017
Hello world!

I am a private person. Yet, in the last few weeks, I have felt a voice wanting to express itself. I remembered an event that happened in 1995. I was stark naked in a sweat lodge teepee near the prehistoric Uffington Horse in England, facing an equally naked Chief Druid, his robed wife, and another […]

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