Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Another flight to Egypt

Started April 2009
(Prepared the oak log, did some minor chipping to shape the heads)
I had already noticed that there was movement and speed in the accidental shape of the log. Mother and Child - on flight.
Eternal theme - mothers protecting children. Maryam and Yishua Ben Yussuf.
Read this book by Ilan Pappe about the ethnic cleansing of Palestine. Same kind of picture but less speed.

I have observed them all summer, so it is about time I got them out of the woord.
But I don't know where to start yet.

Saturday, 5 September 2009


"My hole is warm and full of light"
"Perhaps I like Louis Armstrong because he's made poetry out of being invisible"
Invisible Man [Ralph Ellison]