20 August 1999
Thanks for the e mail, seems like you're doing a lot of thinking. l am lying awake with images floating around my mind. I've got a book called Alone of all her sex by Marina Walker that you might find interesting, a lot of my work in the third year at college was based around this book. I'll send it to you.
After a talk with Tim I'm a little more together about plans of action, maybe not outcomes, but it's a start. The idea that we talk around ideas, that words create pictures or forms and that forms create words, until hopefully something tangible comes from it all.
l keep thinking Haiku poetry,with floating words painting pictures in your head. By the way did l tell you that l do Tai Chi too, but not regularly.
Do you have the capacity and time to create images based on ones in the Mount Grace booklet? I'd be interested in seeing a large spiral superimposed across the cloister area.
I'll try and find out more about the Carthusians, and get back to you soon.
I'm off on a sort of holiday now, we're going to the Whitby folk festival for a week, my partner sells pots there so it's work as well. But like you l do love the sea and feel more in touch with myself and my world beside it. Whitby is famous for it's fossils, I'll try and find some for you.
Just for background info my partner's off to live in Scotland at the end of October, hopefully with me and my youngest daughter to follow next summer. We are hoping to live on a small Island, called Shapinsay off of Orkney. His leaving and thinking of the changes is causing me anxiety at the mo. which in my case is little sleep, loss of appetite and weight and tiredness. This project is a good way of using my brain on more positive things. Do continue to send messages, they will be given to me. You did say that you were going away yourself, could you confirm the dates.
It looks like l will be going over to the priory about three days a week. The exhibition starts on Saturday the 11th of September, so I'll be around from then. l think initially l will need to be seen as doing something tangible. So I'll go and sketch and take photos to begin with. Is there any areas you would like to know more about or have photos of? The computer from the office here will be set up at the priory, and l will have a room to work in. The public will have some access, but l can call the tune. I don't mind some interactive stuff, it'll help the boredom and be challenging. I always find it amazing how you can come up with ideas, or bluffs when you are put on the spot.