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Looking Back - Art - 5 April 2019

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Looking Back - Art - 5 April 2019

Using Facebook’s nifty activity log, I am reflecting on old works, their meanings and what was happening at the time I created them.  One of the works below were included in the Spring show at Ruth Prowse school of art I attended but unfortunately went missing. I don’t think there is anything more painful than work that goes missing or gets lost or damaged. This especially when you were not even completely present in the creation of it - no memory’s of process but an expression of a truth nevertheless. And when that work goes missing, it is like a...

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Dear Diary - 08.04.2021

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Dear Diary - 08.04.2021

“Even though the battle is fought with my mind, my body responds to it being real, in a very real way. Freezing completely, or shutting down. My eyes will close involuntarily, my legs have pins and needles , like they’re switched off.”

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SADAG Akeso Clinic Talk - Speaker- 2015

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SADAG Akeso Clinic Talk - Speaker- 2015

The South African Depression and Anxiety Group invited me to speak about my experience living with Bipolar Disorder for their awareness program around living with mental illness. These are the notes from my talk in 2015, at the Akeso clinic in 2015. —————— Good morning everyone. Today I'm going to be a bit selfish and talk about myself. I was very kindly asked to speak about my experience living with Bipolar Disorder.   Two things I want to start off by saying. 1- Everyone experiences bipolar disorder differently which leads me to two - we can all relate to the symptoms....

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The Work of Others - Artist Craig Masters

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The Work of Others - Artist Craig Masters

I share my impressions on the work of local African artist, Craig Masters, one of the artists in my growing collection of art.

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Writing - 25.03.2021 - Poetry - The Movie

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Writing - 25.03.2021 - Poetry - The Movie

There is such a lot of pain, So much embarrassment and humiliation.Things she can’t believe she allowed-And swallowed All because of what she was taught to believe about herself.And it makes her sick and it makes her sad.The same feelings on spin cycle manifestingAs real life - This matrix, this made-for-TV reality Where writer, director and actorTake the lead in the show:“We All Know Down”Behind Blue eyesshe plays hero and villain ,Jane Doe, a story for the peoplestarring every one -winning and losingRising and falling Overcoming nothing but The battlefield that is the mind.Yet, Feelings tell the tales of livingAnd...

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