Essay from ‘In Time with the Wind’ ALONG THE COAST – THE ART OF BLAIR THOMSON by Alan Wilson (Head of Art, Hamilton College, UK) The wave cry, the wind cry, the vast waters… T.S. Eliot The old ocean at the land’s foot, the vast gray extension beyond the long white violence… Robinson Jeffers A […]

In Time with the Wind – Foreword

Foreword – by Bruce Peter (lecturer, Glasgow School of Art, UK) ‘To walk beneath these sublime structures, where they remain today, is to be confronted with cast iron and timber engineering at its most raw and elemental; rusting pillars, caked with seaweed and barnacles at the tide line, timber decking covered in algae on its […]

Thomson Drawing

THOMSON DRAWING by Alan Wilson “The brush is for saving things from chaos.” Shitao, 17th century Ink drawing at its best demands both clarity and economy akin in many ways to Haiku poetry. Like Haiku the artist must absorb and edit visual impressions of natural phenomena as they are responded to emotionally. However, I am […]