The Anatomy of Art

  Learning to construct a contour From the inside out Investing the practice, thinking hours Internalise the Latin Names and forms Origin to insertion points Our common, human Structure Moving us. Making us. Us.

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Workshop Fun

            It was a real pleasure to welcome my first group of participants to the Lino printing Workshop in February. After a brief overview of the materials and technical possibilities of lino, everyone began work on their selected designs. There was a

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Intro to Linoprinting Workshop

This workshop has been postponed for now. I hope to reschedule it for later this year. at Barnie’s Hall (St Barnabas Church, Gorse Hill, SN2 1BU) Refreshments and all materials provided; bring a packed lunch Reference images will be provided, but you are also welcome to bring

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Hospital Geometry 

A web of corridors – some interconnecting – Toilets and staircases dotted around Up a level, in between a level Receptions and departments Tucked behind each corner In- and outpatients crossing Paths where the colour schemes and signs Direct the confused To and from appointments, tests and

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Notes from the Hospital Café 

Lunch: peak time, hard to find a seat Groups of doctors, families and individuals like me Two young babies: each with their doting families A young couple: jacket and beans with a cup of tea All ages and backgrounds Bright green chairs, wood-effect tables A paramedic meets

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The Hospital Obs Machine 

Like a blue trumpet on wheels Wheeled to all interned Triumphantly its bleeping sounds Resounding from afar First the arm band round the left Then the peg over my right finger De de de do do Tick tick tock tock A fanfare flourish for my fate Systolic,

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Hospital Days on Wheels 

Linen, drugs, breakfast Beds, chairs, medical record files Everything here runs on wheels Moved from room to room Drip stands, tea urns, newspaper stands Each have their allotted time To call at each bed Old-timers listen out in expectation Ready for their Ready Brek Braced for their

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My Wrist Band Story 

A series of connected teams Expertises linked by consultations Notes, phone calls, data bands Across this vast building And the latest digital technology i-Pods scan my wrist band code And my results spring to life Swipe-able on screen My last week’s performance Available to analyse, scrutinise Am

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Hospital 24/7 – 365

Hospitals are powered by extraordinary individuals The Phlebotomist who knows just how to talk you through A sharp-scratch, fist-clenched blood test The nurse on night shift who re-checks your blood pressure Four times, just in case you’re in trouble The A&E Team who cope in one crowded,

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Hospital Restrictions   

Catheter, cannula, drip stand Tie me to the bed Paper, pen and drawing Free my thoughts instead My sketches are just scribbles Carefree swoops on newsprint Brexit, Trump and Climate Change Lost beneath my squiggles Sometimes less is more Particularly with art A solitude here in hospital

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