Monthly Archives: April 2017

April 29, 2017

Yesterday. I dismantled the sound system for ‘The Talking Bible’ project in readiness for packing tomorrow. In one respect, the re-assembly of the same, at the National Library of Wales on Monday, began at this point. The equipment needed to … Continue reading

April 27, 2017

8.30 pm: Yesterday, I saw two people, in and on my way to town, just moments after I’d thought about them. This is not an uncommon phenomenon, I’m given to understand. Today, I experienced a momentary, olfactory illusion. As on … Continue reading

April 26, 2017

The swings and roundabouts of outrageous fortune. 8.15 am: A throughly departmental day today. I dealt with the night season’s incoming mail and pushed on to town, where I picked up store boxes before attending to business at the School. … Continue reading

April 25, 2017

8.30 am: As I suspected, The OtO Biscuit required a ‘hotter’ signal input than the effector placed immediately before it was able to deliver. I inserted a device with a substantial gain in between them. Problem solved. Back, then, to … Continue reading

April 24, 2017

Sunday. ‘Over all and through all and in all’:     Today. 8.15 am: ‘The Lord is my portion’. Enough. 9.00 am: Studiology. On the deck: The Book of Numbers. In the foreground, I reviewed Saturday’s work and converted the … Continue reading

April 20, 2017

Ariel V (1992) 20 × 28.5 × 10, carbon-based ink on paper on board The Arael Mountain, which encloses the eastern side of the Ebbw Vach valley (wherein is situated Abertillery) was my safe haven. In times of perplexity and hurt, and … Continue reading

April 19, 2017

Indistinct instinct On the cusp of a dream … I returned to Blaina and Abertillery, last night: Berea (1991) 24 × 24, acrylic on board 9.00 am: Studiology. The challenge of ‘The Talking Bible’ [working title] project is twofold: the … Continue reading

April 18, 2017

On Saturday, I attended Peter Wakelin’s curated exhibition Roger Cecil: A Secret Artist at MOMA, Machynlleth. Like me, Roger Cecil (1942–2015) was born and lived in Abertillery, came from a working class background, grew up in a terrace house (which he later … Continue reading