Gyre: The Plastic Ocean

‘Sker Bay’; mixed media by Dominica Williamson of Ecogeographer. In Gyre: The Plastic Ocean Booth Clibborn Editions, London Book and exhibition catalogue, 2014 Illustrations for text/essay titled ‘Embedded’ By Dominica Williamson Dominica went to Alaska this year. It was to see the launch of Gyre: The Plastic Ocean and to take her mum on a flight over glaciers for her 70th. A once in a life time event organised by her sister and boyfriend. She did some illustrations for theRead more

Mole Day

A Mole found in Treslothan Woods, Troon, Cornwall, whilst on an archaeological walk. It’s death has made me reflect on the year. It’s been a progressive, creative one, but also one full of strange sadness’. Drawing it has helped – an industrious digger but so soft and it has such fantastic claws and pads, and a beautiful mouth with shapely whiskers.Read more

Colchicum Autumnale

This time last year I was working on the below illustration for a cancer theme and in memory of my granny Whisker. Colchicum autumnale finished section by Dominica Williamson This year I am in the midst of creating my first very own studio and so painting is on hold. However, I’ve just finished a glass commission and about to take on another. I can work without a studio at present because I am working with people who cut glass connectedRead more

Publications about theirwork

There’s been new interest in the project theirwork recently as well as my general practice. Here’s a couple of publications about theirwork and a blog post written by Emmet – co-developer. (I am up-dating the theirwork blog next month so I will make a new link to it later.) Chapter in Rethinking Maps: New Frontiers in Cartographic Theory by Routledge editor Martin Dodge (I will put up the intro to the book sometime; the rest of the chapters you haveRead more

Catmint’s glandular hairs

A peltate glandular trichome A forest of glandular and non-glandular hairs (trichomes) cover the catmint leaves that I am painting. I am painting the glandular hairs in detail for the Eden Project Florilegium archive so that in the future the work can be used to educate children about why cats love this plant and why it is of ethnobotanical importance to humans. The hair that is important to cats and humans is the peltate glandular trichome – the small mushroomRead more

White, Goose, Storm (observing)

Pete Postlethwaite is sending an arrow through my heart. Romeo and Juliet, The Age of Stupid and Brassed off, in that order, keep running round my head. Not the New Year I had expected. To me it feels a slow year to get started. It’s been a cold white winter with some snow and an ever present frost that’s been drilling down to my herbs. My New Year plan was to set in some kind of ‘freeze’, my own personalRead more

Disposable Cup – add to the collection!

If you want to add a cup to ‘my disposable cup collection’, you can! Go to the photo sharing site Flickr. If you’re not signed up, go do it now. It’s free, easy and great. Here’s some of my cup collection on my Flickr space http://www.flickr.com/photos/ecogeographer If you upload a cup to your own space, you can then quickly add it to the Disposable Cup Group http://www.flickr.com/groups/disposablecup. One day your cup will appear here http://disposablecup.org. This is going to beRead more

Drinking from the world – cup exhibition

Over a year ago I presented ‘my disposable cup collection’ to a community in Northern Denmark at Vendsyssel Museum of Art. I did it by way of slides and set the collection within the rest of my practice. Today marks a turning point for the collection, an exhibition of my cups in real-time space opens at the Herron School of Art and Design in Indiana, in the Basile Gallery. I shipped the cups, about 600, to the school last weekRead more

Yellow, Sun, Winter (painting)

It’s winter. I am currently painting in a land that is winter yellow; Cornwall. It is surrounded by harsh explosive yellow gorse, then shades of yellow daffodils, prissy pale primroses, followed by powdery yellow willow. I’m finishing a willow dissection, which harbours a gorgeous squat yellowy glistening nectary. But first showing here is European Gorse dissected. The Gorse gave me beautiful objects to paint. I know Derek Jarman would appreciate them, especially the above detail. The mechanical hinge of theRead more