Art and the origins of life

Artists considering the origins of life on Earth have addressed the subject in many different ways, using visual methods to represent a variety of theories.  From representations of DNA – the blueprint for life – to oversized sculptures of microscopic organisms, here art and science work together to consider how life on earth began more […]

Kurt Schwitters – Merz Barn

“The word ‘Merz’ was used in the sense of a bringing together of discarded or broken fragments to make a new whole, and also of signifying the inherent one-ness of a creation that could be shattered by war or circumstance, but could be re-combined by the healing genius of the artist.” For images from the Merz […]

Walking, ambling, taking my time

I was not sure what to expect when I bought a copy of the book ‘A philosophy of walking’ by Frederic Gros, but the title led me to pick it off the shelf and then I wanted to read it – perhaps to see what could be deduced from my own walking habits. Gros shares […]

Making a note

When I rediscover an old handwritten scrap of paper or notebook, it often amuses me what I felt it important to note. When moving house last year I found a holiday notebook from the 1980s, written in my early teenage years. I had made a point of listing the things I had photographed frame by […]

Looking for clues: A Hayman Seleg Mendelssohn portrait

When visiting my parents in Cornwall recently I found a Victorian ‘cabinet card’ for sale for a few pence in amongst the bric-a-brac of a second hand shop. Coming from Cumbria, my first though was that it looked very much like a young Beatrix Potter and I brought it home to the Lakes to have […]

Lost and found

Peripheral Strangers by Julie Dawn Dennis

A day or two ago I lost a camera. A tiny, battered old film camera with little value.  I think it slipped out of my pocket while I was walking through a muddy field.  Luckily I had taken only a few frames on a roll of 35mm film.  Not much of a loss, really. It […]

Strangers ‘outside the white cube’

from the series Peripheral Strangers   Images from Peripheral Strangers are part of ‘Outside the White Cube’ an international exhibition in the Phillipines created by The Multiple eXposure Project. The exhibition is to be projected across public spaces in Manila, 1-30 December 2015. About The Multiple eXposure Project: ” … an inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based […]