Somewhere I have never travelled – beyond any experience (e.e. cummings) I will travel to that foreign country That is you I will set down my roots there Precariously I will accustom myself To the strangeness That is you I will leave behind the ties And the comfort that is warm I will leave […]
We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us.
When we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.
On Saturday 6th December 2014, I attended an excellent – and important – exhibition on show at Moderna Museet Malmö that was created by the S.A.Y. (stories – art – youth) project in Malmö and curated by Ana Maria Bermeo Ujueta. A Wounded Dream presents the work of young people in Malmö, giving a voice […]
When the wheel spins,
it's on the edges that the sparks fly.
Check out the great work of art and activist Mona Caron. In her words: “They may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet unseen. And the more they get stepped on, the stronger they grow back.” hey may be tiny but they break through concrete. They are everywhere and yet […]
The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is - it's to imagine what is possible.
If you know me at all, you’ll probably know that I am a big Ursula K. Le Guin fan. And I am not the only one: David Mitchell and Zadie Smith cite her as a major influence; and there are many of us who are passionate about this excellent and prolific writer. All I can […]
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty;
not knowing what comes next.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I cannot begin to express my admiration for the late, great Nina Simone. She shines like a beacon in the fog. And this is perhaps the best version ever of – Black is the Colour of my True Love’s Hair – certainly the best I have ever heard.
Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?
Maya Angelou – Still I Rise