Friday, 18 September 2009


Lesley Punton : Duration, 2009, Diptych, oil on wood and gesso & silverpoint on wood.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Topographies and Tales

This is me in a still from a video installation shown at Render, in Ontario, Canada recently...

My friend Alice has finished a film entitled Topographies and Tales she's been working on for a few years now, filming in Canada and Scotland.

The Proboscis website says:

A film by Alice Angus and Joyce Majiski using music, oral recordings, drawing, animation and storytelling to playfully unearth local and personal stories, memories and myths against a picture of how concepts of space and environment are shaped by ideas of belonging and home. A personal exploration of the intimate way people form relationships with their environments, Topographies and Tales takes a journey through the myths and perceptions the filmmakers encountered on their travels in the west of Scotland and the Yukon.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Fire watch towers

I found these vintage images via a link from BLDGBLOG and think they're pretty interesting. They come from an archive of images collated by the US Forestry Service. The towers, once ubiquitous in forests around the US attracted all sorts of people looking for solitude, from hermits, to housewives, to students. Buildings whose sole purpose was for it's occupants to view landscape from!