With Yorkshire Day just passed, I’ve been thinking about some of my favourite places in Leeds City Centre – or ‘town’ as everyone there calls it. I wasn’t born in Leeds but… Read more Favourite Places and Favourite Buildings in Leeds City Centre →
For the first time in what seems ages, I found I had a day to myself today. Now I do like spending time with people, especially if it involves a good talk over… Read more Kirkstall Abbey and the Tractate Middoth →
The arrival of high Summer means the end for this year of the Giant Hogweed that has made such a strong appearance along the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. These alien looking… Read more The Giant Hogweed and the Triffids →
This was a PowerPoint image I created last year, using photographs of an electricity pylon and a clock face. The inspiration came from the experience of listening to the same song repeatedly and feeling that I was outside of time. This made me reflect on the repetitive actions, including addiction and obsessive use of the same words or thoughts, that people use to hold on to a moment, even as it inevitably slips away from them. The Warholian fear of life and death in an eternal now.
This week a new show of work by the Venezuelan artist Gego opened at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. The Institute presents an ongoing programme of different exhibitions, exploring the history of sculpture from the early 1900’s onwards. I always look forward to the opening of a new show as I never know quite what to expect. The experience can be exciting, inspiring, alienating or baffling. The latest show sees the layout of the Institute changed, with an initial short corridor folding back on itself where there is usually a single room.… Read more Gego. Line as Object →
Five of my favourite photographs from the last few months. I find myself drawn both to the mysteries of trees and water and the humming, sentinel geometry of electricity… Read more Trees, Pylons & Ducks →