Archive for June 2010

Open house, Open mind

I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows and doors to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible – M. K. Gandhi

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‘i will not avoid the conflicts of existence…’

These are the words of  the Cornish abstract painter Peter Lanyon (1918-1964) in a letter he wrote to fellow artist Roland Bowden. It is now displayed in a glass case in the Tate Britain. I copied it down; it spoke to me of how when we traverse below the physical surface (of body, the ground) and lose…

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