Reading Alan Bennett – a fellow sensitive observer of the human condition

“That was a very clever and bold move you made there” “What was?” “Leaving the cannon of working class writers and academics out of your bibliography…” “Leaving the what?” My examiners looked at me in disbelief, and then they look at each other with wide eyes and then curiously back to me again “You mean… Continue reading Reading Alan Bennett – a fellow sensitive observer of the human condition

How I became an artistic auto ethnographer

Autoethnography – research through the self. Visual Autoethnography – Art based research through the lens of the self. For any of you who don’t know – my personal practice is an exploration of my human condition – always has been – but in 2010 when doing my masters I discovered the correct term for what… Continue reading How I became an artistic auto ethnographer

Semi colons, situations and surviving Samsara

Semi colons, situations and surviving Samsara When I was 18 years old I was suffering from a rather horrible bout of situational depression – although I didn’t actually realise it at the time (because I didn’t actually know what ‘depression’ was or how it was caused or even why) so I hardly talked to anyone… Continue reading Semi colons, situations and surviving Samsara

Mahadevas, Kali’s, Taras and true inner peace!

Mahadevas, Kali’s, Taras and true inner peace! If you’ve known me for a while – or perhaps even if you haven’t – you may have noticed that my thoughts, beliefs, ideas – about spirituality/ the human condition/ education / art / whatever else I’m interested in tend to be rather fluid… As in – Once… Continue reading Mahadevas, Kali’s, Taras and true inner peace!