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Essential Nature Walk along the Taw estuary at Fremington Quay

A quiet and peaceful morning walking in congenial company. It is hard to believe that just a generation or two back,  Fremington Quay was the busiest port between Bristol and Land’s End, largely importing coal and exporting ball clay. Not … Continue reading

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Still January…

I take back all those remarks about unseasonable weather.  Here is the view across the estuary from my top window, here in Northam, North Devon: taken on 18th Jan. I am so fortunate to live in such beauty. ________________________________________________________________ And … Continue reading

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Seaweed on the Rocks

Wandering along by the river one morning, my eye was caught by the layering of dark rocks along the river’s edge, covered with bands of soft green weed. There was a sharp angular fragment lying in the mud – tipped … Continue reading

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Levitated Mass

Having a strong interest in all forms of land and earth art, it is difficult in my daily browsing, to avoid reading about Michael Heizer‘s latest monumental sculpture destined for Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The work is a … Continue reading

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Return to Hartland

Saturday, we made another visit to Hartland on a heavenly calm spring day. Here’s more pictures of the strange up-ended rock layers formed millions of years ago. http://www.essentialnature.org.uk ArtWalking in North Devon

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Easter Pebbles

  Walking into the unknown again – this time, at 10 in the morning in a heavy, driving mist covering the whole area. It looks a little brighter out to sea, over the pebble ridge. I am sure things will … Continue reading

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Peter Randall-Page and Rock Art

I have written briefly about Peter Randall-Page here on Throughstones before – in general admiration for his profoundly integrating sculpture and art practice. He is probably best known for his large-scale stone sculptures made for public spaces, which draw upon the underlying patterns … Continue reading

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CONNECT (Skystones pics)

view of Skystones from top of tall ladder – circle 1.8m dia. Just to show that I am back to stay – here are some pics of my current work, showing at the Museum of North Devon. It is called … Continue reading

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Peter Randall-Page

Continuing my musings about Public Art – the work of Peter Randall-Page comes to mind as being genuinely integrating… people with their surroundings, people with nature, people with each other, today and across the millennia. For me, his work conveys … Continue reading

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