Flaneuring in France
I spent much of the summer of 2022 in France - Nice and Paris in particular. My intention was to paint this series on my return but as with so many great intentions, Life had other plans for me. So after a painting Hiatus of 6 months from September 2022 - February 2023 its nice to be back with these paintings of sunnier days.
My Bootleg Blog
These are the 'thoughts, musings and ruminations' prepared for my annual pilgrimage to the village of Cong, Co.Mayo for the #Congregation unconference held there each November. Each year we are given a one word theme on which we are asked to write a blog post and provide three takeaway thoughts. These are mine. There are more to follow....July 2, 2021First written and published for Congregation.ie a few years ago, this is interesting to read back and re-examine in the context of the current NFT Digital Art goldrush. It seems at least possible now that we have, to some extent at least, resolved the question of preserving and curating digital...July 2, 2021I wrote and presented the original long-form of this post for the European Network of Living Labs (ENOLL) in late summer 2013. The full transcript and indeed I think the full recording of the talk can be found here... https://4thenollsummerschool.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/keynote-speech-from-joan...June 24, 2021Community– The Essence of the matter! Community exists in places but is not aplace. It manifests itself in actions but is not an action. It can come from a tribe of ‘same’ but more often is strengthened by difference. Community is channelled through friends as well as sometimes enemies....