Anchor Man, it’s in the letter box

#coralcommunities > #socsea2018blue > Anchor Man > Ecogeographer is starting to gather data about objects that were brought together at the business and academic conference ‘The Society and the Sea‘ via a workshop held on the banks of the Thames at Greenwich, London. Delegates were asked to bring an object from their home or from their walk to the conference that meant something to them about their coast. Some objects were left as a keepsake, some were left with instructionsRead more

Sea Meadows

#tagscape / NON-indigenous plantations, LIVED forests > #coralcommunities / SEA meadows, MANGROVE forests > SAND dunes > Ecogeographer has moved from non-indigenous plantations to endangered sea meadows in the space of 3 years. In 2018 it will move between both with a focus on soil, saltwater swimming and communication. The territory to cover is rich, multi-dimensional and requires collaboration with experts in particular fields as well as working with communities who know their place. Ecogeographer will have to communicate to academicsRead more

Ice soil – an unexpected Gyre

Alexis Rockman rocks. My dad would have treasured his round painting. Mark Dion, how you would like his curiosities, Would your mum have? Your cabinet spoke. Pam Longobardi, swimmer of caves, he would have thought you exotic, You are an archaeological goddess. Andy Hughes, you presented his room. You read her favourite, Robert Frost. The room was silent. I think? Do you now Martin Parr? is chimed, The Snow Queen glides past. Knowingly a dog stares us out, It isRead more

Summer. Autumn. Embodiment.

Yesterday Dominica Williamson of Ecogeographer photographed Autumn. Today she is reflecting on Summer. It’s been bitter sweet. Aug 1st was held without her dad. He died hours before Valentine’s Day this year. He had a summery beard, yellow and ginger streaks – excellent grey as he grew old. His death has continued to make her think about decomposing, forests, the unseen. Things she was in part thinking about already. Perhaps her sick sense knew what was coming. ‘This Summer sunshineRead more

The Giant’s Quoit

A snippet of work Ecogeographer has been designing many things for the Giant’s Quoit project such as the website, leaflets, posters and educational workshops and resources. It’s an exemplar community project and an important archaeological site – the first dig under a quoit for a long time. This Autumn it is busy designing the App, the book, the walks brochure (brilliantly researched by Ramblers) and it is developing the Oral History side things, which is helping to broaden the outreach.Read more

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