Considering how dangerous everything is, nothing is really very frightening

Getrude Stein

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

Being led by young people

I recently had the opportunity to attend the session on Being Led by Young People with the inspirational  Yumma Hussen, Mahnoor Kamran, Dev Sharma and Kwesia, City Girl in Nature. I was blown away by the energy, determination, wisdom and love for life of these young people. I could have listened for a long time […]

Leda and the Swan

May 9th, 2022 Posted In: Other

Preparatory sketches for my feminist re-imagining of the myth of Leda and the Swan.    

Latest projects

Somewhere I have never travelled
May 7th, 2022 Posted In: Writing

(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 […]

The Wild Swan
May 6th, 2022 Posted In: Art Tags: 2022, Birds, Collage, Fine Art, Gouache, Lena and the Swan, Outdoor, Sea, Swan

2022 So many swans. Collage – gouache on pastel paper.

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