Writings about people, place and space

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Beyond a line of curtains in a darkened room, crowds huddle around tables trying to catch a glimpse of the prototypes beneath the spotlights. On one table, magnetic currents breathe life into tiny scale-shaped fragments, while on another are experiments with thread, cloth, ribbon and embroidery. The atmosphere hints at a museum or laboratory, but rather than artefacts or specimens, the focus is on the possibilities of a single material: paper. 


One of my favourite pastimes is collecting images of foreign landscapes, especially mountains with unknown names and whereabouts. In one such image, a row of peaks glow pale gold against a rich pre-dawn sky, while in another, a dark range looms large over a sparse landscape scattered with farmhouses and rolling fields.

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