Moon Rise, End of the Year, And Welcoming 2015 !

As the moon rises on the last day of 2014, I sat at my desk with charcoal in hand and began to draw a form that the paper was hiding and the graphite was hunting. In the end – this tree emerged, in solace and strength, protected and lit by the moon.   The leaves are the gifts nurtured and created, the Moon the guiding … Continue reading Moon Rise, End of the Year, And Welcoming 2015 !

The Existential reflected in Camus’s “The Outsider”

In The Outsider, (or some of you might know it as The Stranger) Albert Camus gives us one man, his dead mother, a stranger, a lover and a murder. Intrigued? I was too, and today bears witness to my 9th read of this book. Published in 1941, this was Camus’s first ever novel to be published.  Why did I title this post “The Existential reflected … Continue reading The Existential reflected in Camus’s “The Outsider”

Antonin Artaud Part II

Yesterday we left Artaud urging the true Surrealist to amputate the mind! In fact Artaud takes this directive further and claims that the ‘surrealist’ has judged the mind and in doing so he has discarded with the “my” and “only mine” aspect,  thereby making him – emotionless and dreading the moment in which he will find himself with a critical mind. So free of the … Continue reading Antonin Artaud Part II

Antonin Artaud – Part I

I was first introduced to Antonin Artaud and the Theatre of the Absurd through Martin Esslin’s book of the same name. In it he charts the minds, inspirations, objectives and intent of a selected group of creative thinkers and performers. I was 16 when I first read it and recently re-read it after visiting a retrospective exhibition in Spain, which showcased Antonin Artaud’s fractured mind … Continue reading Antonin Artaud – Part I