Divja and Roy

Following on with the Dancing Belles series, in early June I met with Divja Unnikrishnan but now living in Sheffield with her husband and son.

Dancing Belles

A lot has happened in the last month.  The oak stem from Ruskin Land has now been processed at Darley Dale sawmill (picture below) and Henk Littlewood has begun his experiment to steam bend the planks into semi-circular shapes that will then be made into the spherical space in which my pictures will be displayed. 

The Tory Ruskin

After 6 weeks of listening to politicians, witnessing their staged and choreographed gesturing, hearing their rehearsed statements over and over I'm now tired and ready for a long sleep - preferably 5 years.

There is no Wealth But Life

One of the main sources of inspiration for Mahatma Gandhi apparently was John Ruskin's book 'Unto This Last' in which he talks passionately about 'fairness' and 'just-ness' particularly in relation to fair and just payment for workers.  

Project Oak Tree (Working Title)

In October 2014 Henk Littlewood (pictured) and I traveled to Ruskinland near Bewdley to choose an Oak Tree that we intend to uproot and transport to Sheffield where, once it has dried out, we will create a shelter like structure from it that will be decorated inside with vibrant imagery and patterns.