When there’s time, I express and explore my ideas in words, images and music, making photographs, paintings, poems, songs and participatory projects. I’ve put together a site called Graftage to share some poems and artworks, and you can see my photos here on Flickr. My creative non-fiction has been published in several books and blogs, and by the Dark Mountain project. I’ve been visual art editor for Dark Mountain book issue 15, and have curated an exhibition called Light Leaves for a Dark Mountain festival.
I organise creative participatory projects about the environment and climate. In 2015, I delivered Lighthouse Songs, enabling children to create and perform songs as part of a concert to celebrate Orford Lighthouse (which is threatened by rising seas). More locally, I’ve curated environmental art projects, such as Underhillians, the Garlick Man and Night of the Beasts solstice parades, and to come in May 2019, the Big Green Day. I regularly organise fundraising music nights for Children in War and environmental charities. I’ve also done projects together with my family, such as an installation on tree diseases called Fruiting Bodies.
I run a web-based campaign called Beuysterous, encouraging creative actions for trees and forests. At first, I set up some mass actions such as Tree Love Week, but now review exhibitions and artworks about trees and ecology, and keep a Pinterest board and Facebook group going.