Sadly, no gallery visits or exhibitions; the world has been put on ice. So I turn to books, catalogues, the Internet and local skies for inspiration.
Cy Twombly: Fifty Days at Iliam – I have treasured this book since I bought it on a London trip in October 2018. It still astonishes and ravishes with its beauty and intellect!
Cy Twombly: Lepanto – The double page spread on pages 30/31 of the twelve panels in Gagosian Gallery in New York is sublime. I don’t know how many times I have drooled over this photo!
Cy Twombly: Coronation of Sesostris – I was fortunate enough to see this exhibition at Gagosian New York in 2000 (big thanks to Joe - "It's almost religious."). I bought this book the following year. The ten panels are beyond beautiful . . .
This is my number one on a bucket list of many! It looks an extraordinary place and this site has given me much joy and uplift of mood during these frozen months - Benesse Art Site Naoshima
The clouds over the Firth of Forth and Seafield beach in particular.
My new discovery, assemblages
On The Road – Jack Kerouac
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas – Gertrude Stein
Metropolis - Philip Kerr
Situation – Buck 65
The Gouster – David Bowie
Is It Any Wonder? – David Bowie
Secrets Of The Beehive – David Sylvian
Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It – Eraldo Bernocchi
Mixing Colours – Roger & Brian Eno
Now This – Gary Peacock Trio
Lady In Satin – Billie Holiday
Forever Now – Psychedelic Furs
Jojo Rabbit –Taika Waititi (one of the most emotionally uplifting endings I have ever seen)
The Lighthouse – Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson
Mrs Lowry & Son – Timothy Spall & Vanessa Redgrave
20th Century Women
Margot At The Wedding
20,000 Days On Earth (this must be the 6th time I’ve seen this documentary! It is so inspiring)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Of Gods And Men
East Of Eden
Wolfgang Flür – Summerhall (last gig before the virus)
The walk through Starbank Park and Trinity to Wardie Square
Joe in Maryland
For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. – Thích Nhat Hanh
Stop clinging or be dragged! – Anon
Life begins where fear ends – Osho