|West Pennine Brinscall Moor|
Inspired by the writings off Robert Macfarlane The Old Ways,
Philip Jaccottet Landscape with Absent figures
John Wylie Vanishing points:an essay on landscape, memory and belongings
Robinson Stones of Arran
Whilst Im outdoors painting or just walking, sometimes with sketch book or iphone, I often write short notes on paper or in my iphone notes. \The notes are like memorandums on a visual moment thats just occurred. These moments are those.whch in a series of moments seem more important because of an indescribable abscence of something that whilst I know is tangable is at the same time indistinct. a little like deja vue. . I had thought that it was just a personal thing a memory or a chance combination of micro events that enanble a sense of the familiar. Whatever i make a note at the timd because it seems that these moments can make a day, to experiece a moment intensly and remember it richly.