Category Archives: Symbol

Ephemera: Found totem

. Found totem Forest clearing .  Now playing: The Sarsen Circle – The Sarsen Circle (Live)

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A silent witness to the stories of place

The unfolding spiral begins with the star, the sea and the fishes. A story of place formed at the threshold of land and tidal flows. Named after the earliest human dwellings, the caves.  Inhabited and used for thousands of years … Continue reading

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Echoes of the Pioneers: Three Beehives in Leven

Recently, we have been visiting the area around the coastal town of Leven.  A fairly long piece is slowly coming to fruition.  Until then, here is a short post. ≈ Walk up Durie Street in Leven and listen out for … Continue reading

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La Pasionaria and the Psychedelic Tiger: A short wander in Glasgow, 10th July 2013

Watch a street and you become it. You construct, if so inclined, a narrative: but you are also part of the witnessed event. You shape what you see. Iain Sinclair, Edge of the Orison In Glasgow. Uncharacteristic, sweltering heat and … Continue reading

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The Poppies are in the Field: Pattiesmuir 26th June 2013

. The poppies are in the field But don’t ask me what that means – Julian Cope There is no long march of progress in this field. No future enlightenment to strive for.                 … Continue reading

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Ephemera – A short visual drift through the Edinburgh New Town

P e d a g o g y ~ C o n v e r g e / E n t w i n e ~ B r o u g h t o n  M a r k e … Continue reading

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On the Coffin Road

We approach the village from the North by the coffin road known as Windylaw.  A sign indicates that this path was used for many centuries by people to carry their dead to Rosyth Church. Sometimes they would come from as … Continue reading

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This Land…

◊ This land these      rocks and stones vessels of deep time being                 before being inscribed in landscape before      being named and claimed as landscape. This land a made place a place       … Continue reading

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Rosyth Edgelands Dérive

We are in dangerous territory, walking westward out of the town of Rosyth, along the A985, one of ‘Britain’s killer roads’.  This arterial incision into the connective tissue of the Rosyth edgelands is to fully engage with the disruptive polarities … Continue reading

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Cup and Ring on The Binn – Burntisland

In a previous post, I wrote of being haunted by the cup and ring symbol.  In this wired, digital world, these cross-cultural, cross-geographic ciphers are all around us. Infiltrating our consciousness and yet remaining elusive and enigmatic.  Tune in and  … Continue reading

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