Pupil. I am a circle, you are a SQUARE. I see shapes, you saw COLOUR. You are the past, I am NOW.
I have always found the idea of “two cultures” as incredibly silly. We should not need bridges to unite the arts and the sciences. Hole Ousia is an indescribable somewhere … Continue reading the literature and the science
Sir Francis Seymour Haden was a Victorian surgeon who is recalled as an artist, and particularly for his etchings. He was brother-in-law to James Abbott McNeill Whistler. Seymour Haden’s father, … Continue reading ‘Labour of omission’
a POST SCRIPT to symbolism. Dr Felix Post made ‘science’ of the dead. he categorised all [dead] artists by disease of lives that POST had never shared and ‘evidence’ alone … Continue reading The loss of feeling
“Flight of ideas” is a term considered by psychiatry to represent “pathology”. It is included in International diagnostic criteria for major mental illness. For many years now I have collected … Continue reading flight of ideas
Let us meet midway between the ruins and today. Let our meeting be ‘Transatlantic’. I suggest that we meet at the statue and in an hour. I hope that this … Continue reading M I D W A Y
Hermits and Termits was looking splendid on Monday morning last. It has had a braw makeover. Since my training in Landscape Architecture this auld hoose has held my fascination. It … Continue reading Hermits and Termits
I write and make films in my study or sanctum sanctorum. This is the comfy domain of ‘The Antiquary’. This film is inspired by others and by their wonder. It … Continue reading The Rebel Antiquary
The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, in a Transatlantic letter to his friend Robert Bly, expressed concern about a human failing to always polarise everything into utter good or utter evil: … Continue reading Polarization
The title of this post is taken from a piece of writing by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. I was reminded of it in reading a recent perspective of Dr Margaret McCartney: … Continue reading The temple of health and the temple of books were neighbours
My writings and films attempt to challenge the idea of “two cultures”. I have never found divides very helpful. I seek gateways and bridges.