Dancing to our Cultures-Futures today

I'm heading off to Copenhagen today - I am excited but also have mixed feelings as I see Copenhagen as only a beginning of serious debate and awareness about Climate Change. I was reading the editorial in the Guardian this morning, who sums it up better than I and the disapointing distraction that has arisen…Read more Dancing to our Cultures-Futures today

My Paper Boat, Polar Bear and Talking Cat films head to Copenhagen

I was really delighted to hear this week, the winners of the 1minutetosavetheworld Climate Change Film competition and congratulations to all the organisers behind the scenes - the works are now spreading across the internet. I had only entered in the last week so didn't expect to be placed but more importantly it gave me…Read more My Paper Boat, Polar Bear and Talking Cat films head to Copenhagen

Suwarrow ‘atoll is a living island’- Behind the scenes of ‘once i counted birds’ film

'I have been aware of the sea as an enclosing presence, both sheltering and dangerous. But most important, I have noticed that the atoll (Suwarrow) belongs to the organic world; it is a living island' RD Frisbie, 'Island of Desire - the story of a South Seas Trader, 1944 Readers, I have been overwhlemed by…Read more Suwarrow ‘atoll is a living island’- Behind the scenes of ‘once i counted birds’ film

‘i once counted birds’, a new film at last

'Almost anything you do will seem insignificant, but it is very important that you do it'    M. Ghandi It's funny how things can come together so quickly. Last weekend I was looking at all the people across the globe coming together to mark the 350 global day of climate change awareness and still thinking, I…Read more ‘i once counted birds’, a new film at last

Up a tree with Patrick Jones

I thought you might like to see the work of someone who wrote to me on my blog; these are his recent August sketches. Jones is an artist, poet, thinker, organic gardener, composter, father– and interested in looking deeply into the nature of his local environment and in earlier work, urban surroundings.  I don't think…Read more Up a tree with Patrick Jones

A complex world needs complex heroes

I was just going over all the material that I collected at the recent first UK Arts and Forestry meeting held in London last month, when I saw a note that I had written down, to look up a well known Slovenian film maker, Andrej Zdravic, who has recently done a film about forests. I…Read more A complex world needs complex heroes

A good forest economy now needed in Ireland

The first 'forest to fuel' meeting organised by the Transition Town group FutureProof Kilkenny and Glas last week turned out to be a good event with much local interest. Contributions were made  from Glas on German woodburners and gasifiers. I made a short presentation about how my art project is documenting our transformation of our…Read more A good forest economy now needed in Ireland