The Clearing

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Flow

Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall, Orkney
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Flow

Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall, Orkney
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The subversive power of ‘flow’

The subversive power of ‘flow’

What is that creative itch that keeps wanting scratched? Why do we get fretful when life's obligations keep pulling us away from the creative work we want to do? Why is it we expend so much of our time and energy on activities, sometimes quite demanding, that have...

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How to draw attention

How to draw attention

  ...A musical composition does the same for listening. Art is a summoning of attention. To create it requires the highest directed focus, as does experiencing it. So writes Sven Birkerts in his essay 'Attending the dragonfly', one of the essays gathered in his...

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Like a puppy, joy is not just for Christmas

Like a puppy, joy is not just for Christmas

  A few years ago we received this beautiful hand-printed letterpress Christmas card from Carol Dunbar, an artist friend here in Orkney, with just a single word on the front, in emphatic, berry-red letters pressed deeply into the thick paper. Ever since then the...

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