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Extreme light…extreme dark

To survive these contrasty times, perhaps we’ve got to regard things more like we would cloud shadows passing over a sun-drenched mountain. We let those darker shapes pass by very quickly, not investing in their darkness. They are not the whole picture…they are just part of the whole, as are moments of extreme radiance that quickly follow. We can’t afford to tip over in despair…not if we are going to be the ones to tip the balance towards the light. Continue reading

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Uncommon alchemy: a Glastonbury tale

Repeatedly bumping into one or two people that you feel that you know and yet never saying a word to them (except with your eyes), knowing that they feel it too…these are the kind of clues to your own experience that present through the layers of Glastonbury. This along with so many signs and synchronicities that it is is quite possible to feel like you are entering a theme park dedicated to all of your own thematic threads, which gives it an air of detachment from everyday life that starts delivering as soon as you arrive. For this reason, I suspect, Avalon can only really be found through the portal of your own heart-journey, not somebody else’s route, so be prepared to give yourself up to this as fluidly as your timetable allows (preferably, having no such schedule). For my own part, I was struck by my choice of a week in October; an interesting choice, just before All Hallows and yet, I already suspected, going there when Somerset’s dark-pagan underbelly was closest to the surface was part of what was held in store for me…and it was.

Sharing an exceptional few days of pure alchemy working with the ancient landscape of Glastonbury…. (read on). Continue reading

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Two exhibitions: a day of unlikely marriages

This week, I visited two art exhibitions in Oxford that have been in my diary for a long time. At the first, I was greeting on entry by the immense William Morris tapestry “The Attainment” with its depiction of the … Continue reading

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Picturing synergy

Presenting my two latest works of art as they head off to the gallery in time for an exhibition openingĀ at Gallery Fifty Five this weekend. I’ve talked before about the theme of “blossoming” that seems to have permeated my world … Continue reading

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