Tuesday, 1 October 2013

mountains without end

My new book, "Lesley Punton - mountains without end" has come back from the printers. Here's a preview of a few spreads from the book. Sandie Macrae, Director of ROOM, and ROOMBOOKS - the gallery's publishing arm, has written the foreword. Thomas A Clark has written an essay on my practice entitled On Looking at Mountains, as has Dr David Watson in his piece Walking as Knowing, and Alec Finlay has contributed a poem Pataphysical Cuillin. Some of my own writings, fragments of which appear within this blog, are included in texts at the end that collectively come under the heading notebook.

ISBN 978-0-9549915-6-2
edition of 1000
64pp, full colour, soft-back, burst bound, lithographically printed, 246x189mm
Contributors (text) Thomas A Clark (UK), Dr David Watson (Australia), Alec Finlay (UK), Sandie Macrae (UK) & Lesley Punton (UK)
Published by ROOMBOOKS
Date : September 2013
£10 + p&p available directly from my website and at Aye Aye Books, Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow.

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Carn Liath to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain

The ridge from Carn Liath to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, L Punton, June 2013
The ridge from Carn Liath to Braigh Coire Chruinn-bhalgain, the first two Munro's of the Beinn a' Ghlo range, is possibly the finest, most beautiful, sinuous, curving, high-level ridge in all of Scotland. Photographs never quite do it justice.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Sunday, 24 March 2013

On Climbing the Sierra Matterhorn Again After Thirty-One Years

Range after range of mountains
Year after year
I am still in love

Gary Snyder

Mountains and Rivers Without End

Perhaps by Lu Yuan (active late-17th century), 
China, Qing dynasty, late 17th century, 
Handscroll; ink on paper, Freer Gallery of Art
This isn't the version that inspired Gary Snyder's same titled book, but an amazing piece of drawing nonetheless. To view a full version of the scroll, click here.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Tennyson's waterfall

Tennyson's waterfall near the shore by Loch Aline
Walking along the shore of Loch Aline, I saw this sign near the old lime kiln and fossil burn. Tennyson was a regular guest at Ardtornish House at the head of Loch Aline.