Category Archives: boro

beginner’s mind and the democracy of colour

I like the concept of beginner’s mind; oriental, martial artsy idea that you empty the consciousness of preconceptions, allowing space for fresh energy to flow in. My T’ai Chi teacher thought I practised it well. It applies to my work … Continue reading

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satin bower bird

Satin Bower Bird, woven tapestry, 2011, 18 cms H X 15 cms W, wool, cotton, synthetic wefts, embroidery. The male bower bird creates a stage for his courtship. Towards that end he collects bright blue objects, no mean feat in … Continue reading

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