MA – ‘a cure’

A return – a blinding – a certainty of something I know –

 I break through the sharpening and sharpening of the pencil….


pencil on paper

pencil on paper


adventures into huge, double sheets of paper – stretching double time to gather the traces and marks, stretch marks and piercing of the surface layer….

another rhythm entirely –  in the dull –  soft,  light of the undercurrent –


I learned here of how much the pencil and paper can take.

I learned here of the emergence of information from the paper.

as I lean in, the paper turns out to meet me – it bears a back – and it tore –

a cure (details) pencil drawing on paper

a cure (details) pencil drawing on paper

I attended a lecture’by Dr Lynn Turner.   She said the words ‘animal cure’  –

I thought about forgiveness – revenge – what is a good cure…. drawing is an available cure….

drawing houses the animal

 this is a point of departure – a point of reinvention – a point at least to consider


MA – from a hollow into – ‘hide’


 Hide - paper and pencil drawing - 2013

Hide – paper and pencil drawing – 2013

 Pure pleasure in taking a drawing from the wall – bending, forming, learning something new.

Bucket – water- sponge

We have been here before – this baptismal rite – this ‘cleansing time’ reworking ‘dream time’



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in my home – long hours of hope


 resonating time and space – limpits of water and needles – holes and tearing

back bones of those far gone, far removed –  disappeared….

paper worn and torn

paper worn and torn

MA – journeying out of grace –



Pleasure of an ongoing object that retains a will to keep going –


‘stitch – paper – stitch’

re-forming, re-inventing – re- imagining

Taking braver steps to see how far this paper will go.

Nestled into a black crown – suturs still binding –

Contrary to all of this – a desire to return to the blind face of white paper – untouched but for that of the pencil nib.

How far into form and away from that blindness in order to return?



Still further to go…. still more —

 – binding and squashing and squeezing –



delivered torn paper and stitches – break upon break



further into itself….   Or a poised hold of strained stitching and fold…  there is more to do – thread, needle, binding…