Author: Harriet Baggley

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This week has seen to some more visitors, autumnal walks + cream teas. The first walk was with Ruben’s cousins, aunties and ‘Grandma Birmingham’ through Aberaeron park, the second was with his ‘Grandad Birmingham’ and uncle through Llanerchaeron woodlands. We’ve noticed a few changes to Ruben this week; his umbilical cord dropped off, his eyes […]

Flamboyance: Hyperslow (II)

Re-visiting ‘Hyperslow (II)”. Without distraction. Working in a well-organised and deliberate way. To quote myself. Organic matter. Exhibition on at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre ‘Flora’. Resonance. Must make a visit. Series of slipknots. Last visited this piece in the old studio space in Gwbert. Continues to flourish + adapt. Almost annual visits. Fungi. Myco-. Revisits […]

Flamboyance : Hafod Estate

A different atmosphere. Weather. Surroundings. Take the Gentleman’s walk. Thick forest. Ground carpeted. A natural softness. Balance across. Appreciate textures + colours. Signs of man. Fallen trees. Whole hearts.  Stabilise. No clumsy tripods. Steady. Satisfied. Cross the wishbone bridge. Climb upwards. Pause for breath. Study the views. Conjures images of the different seasons. Inevitability. Downwards. […]

Flamboyance : Elan Valley

Lack of control. Passenger seat. Grey skies. Uncovering hidden gems. Welsh countryside. Welcome to Powys. No through road. Park the car. Textures + tones. Distant sound of a horn. Intermittent. Trespassing ? No, a farmer rounding his sheep. Calm. Return to the car and follow the roads. Houses dotted throughout the landscape. Isolated. Private. A […]

Flamboyance : London to Prague

Day one: Mobile phone, flooding the room with light. Off. Off. On. Dim. Off. On. A modern morse code, of sorts. Closed eyes, danced across my eyelids. Fell asleep holding onto the idea that this is what modern conversation looks like. 5:30AM start. Lift. Train. Plane. Plethora of people. But less and less contact. De-humanisation. Online check […]