If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you

George Bernard Shaw

Art

Grayson Perry once said "I feel it is more important to have a long and sympathetic hands-on relationship with materials. A relaxed, humble, ever curious love of stuff is central to my idea of being an artist."
May I be so bold as to agree with you this illustrious artist?

Comics

I am inspired by just about anything I have ever read. "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi woke me up (again) to the potential of comics and the graphic novel.
I like telling stories and making pictures. So comics were the next step.

Land Art

What happens when you make art outdoors? What happens when your "material" is what you find in nature? Land art can be simple and ephemeral. Or it might take a large group weeks to create a piece. Just step outside and see.

Writing

My blog is a way of thinking and interacting. I am also a translator, working from French, German and Swedish to English. This helps when reading comic authors like Marjane Satrapi, Sara Granér and Ralf König in the original language.

Workshops

I hold workshops with adults, young people and children, indoors and outdoors. I work especially with land art, process-led art and drawing as communication.

From my blog

Paradigm shift is a big, fat pain in the arse

Eileen Laurie

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September 14th, 2021 Posted In: Other

Playing with my name, white granite and pine cones. And an excess of E’s.

Shuggie Bain will break your heart – and put the pieces back together again

Last night I went to Malmö City Library, to my first indoor cultural event since December 2019. And fittingly, wonderfully, it was Douglas Stuart, talking about Shuggie Bain. As I have written elsewhere, this book is astonishing, a tour de force of love and despair. Acclaimed by critics, loved by readers, translated into a slew […]

Latest projects

EILEEEN
Pine cones on white granite
September 14th, 2021 Posted In: Art Tags: 2021, degrowth, Land Art, Nature, Photography, Place-based Learning

2021 Suddenly my name gained an extra “E”.

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Turbans à la Simone
May 8th, 2021 Posted In: Comics Tags: 2021, Comics, Illustration, Simone de Beauvoir

2021

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