Off Balance – recent land art installation

Many thanks to Jan for his excellent photograph (third image down from top). This piece was a very temporary work, a collaboration with Alan Wilson and Hamilton College, and developed overnight into a completely new combination of shapes. In the vein of the Mountains and Rivers outdoor installation pieces, the images become the artwork in …

Mountains walking – Ben Lui quartz and snow lines

super clear water streaminggravel growing tiny trees roots flowing into crumpled steel sitting on dry river stonesup and running momentarily slow walking sun-dazed meandering in and out of the waterfall sound edge grasses dry then wet, on the scree wall purple shadows falling onto vertical scarred snows moving through cold shadow areas nowledge ascent strangely …

Ardfern Zen Retreat – a few recipes from the Tenzo…

Here are a few recipes and images (many thanks to Ylva Champion for her photos) from the kitchen during the retreat. Huge thanks to all that helped with the food prep. TOFU TERIYAKI (bit tricky as delicate, side for 4) 1 pack of tofu – carefully removed from packaging using scissors and wrap up with …

West Coast to East Coast: Overlapping Lines and Spliced Surfaces

Getting into the Spring/Scottish Summer season have been making more work outdoors and doing some long journeys too… the light is super just now, bright from five or six in the morning towards ten at night. Getting into the habit of cycling more (these images grew out of coast to coast movement) with materials attached …

Tracks, trails, omens

Has been a long winter in Scotland and have been out through various trails. Wandering through these half forgotten, foggy forestry roads in the hills. Spider webs and open voids, condensed silence shattered by heavy wingbeats. Have been thinking more about Matsuo Basho, and Ryokan’s roaming too and mountain living. dreams lost in the grasses, …