– my journey to a net zero carbon and hopefully carbon positive life (and art practice) Chapter 2 - And so it begins "The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step" Lao-tzu I’ll be honest; it has taken me a while to get to a point of focused, conscious action. I have done bits like selecting a green electricity tariff, offsetting my flights and considering food miles but it was while studying for my MA in glass that I really started to think about it. I have been mesme
Well this is my first blog post and I was wondering where to start...so I guess the beginning is as good a place as any. If you know my work, you could safely assume I'm kind of obsessed with water. The actual properties of water are remarkable, and who is not mesmerised by the movement of it? For me, not all bodies of water are equal. Don't get me wrong, having grown up swimming in a land of 10,000 lakes, I love them but and the oceans...are an entirely different matter.
Often people ask me how I get ideas for my work. It's difficult to describe but I think there are loads of ideas in my head but they can be quite nebulous. More of a feeling and then something...a kind of trigger ..moves it out of me and into the workshop. This piece is a peferct case in point...the first image is a drawing I made one evening in a hotel room while I was attending a course. I'd been watching a programme about boats and made me think about how the sea has