Hello from Maine's Schoodic Peninsula. I'd intended to add some new Dusk Series photos to the blog form here--and I've taken some--but this time it's the rock pools along the coast, especially at Schoodic Point, in Acadia National Park, that have filled my lens. The engagement of form and color at the heart of abstract painting is all here in the rocks. I've had a ball discovering it...
Friday, January 27, 2017
A new edition of my book
Sitting up with the Dead
A Storied Journey through the American South
has just been issued by Arcade Publishers. The original American edition came out in 2002, following the British edition of 2001. There's also an Audible edition from 2013, which is really fun to listen to...
Here's the cover of the new Arcade edition of 2017!
Monday, December 26, 2016
I've been neglecting The Petrograph Gallery. Apologies. The second half of 2016 has been all about words, as I've been working on my new book about Wales and the concept of hiraeth,
The Long Field: A Memoir of Wales and the Presence of Absence
It's nearly half written, but will take another year to complete. After 4 years, I'm slowly getting there. To listen to a BBC Radio 4 program about hiraeth, created by Welsh poet Mab Jones, click on this link:
The show features interviews with Welsh writers including my good friend Menna Elfyn (www.mennaelfyn.co.uk), as well as with me and my partner, Marguerite Harrison.
In the meantime, the Dusk Series has been turning up here and there.
On the cover of jazz drummer Tom Cohen's new album
On the cover of poet July Westhale's first collection of poetry
And featured on the cover and as a photo essay in the brand new, hot off the presses issue of
The Lampeter Review
Sunday, May 22, 2016
The Dusk Series: Italy
The transitory tone of the images--the speed and rush of them--well represents the four and a half days we were in Umbria. Moving so fast, the brain doesn't catalogue details; it just holds onto memories of color, movement and form. In that context, the images seem like good analogues for travel itself. Hope you enjoy them...