Category infrastructure

A New Geometry of fear :: the road from Smithson to Nelson

I’ve mentioned Robert Smithson before in a previous post and still haven’t quite satisfied myself (and probably never will) that whatever I’ve read and written about his work Asphalt Rundown adequately describes the profound influence this work has had on a particular type of environmental art. Had Smithson survived into this decade, our account of […]

Diverse Methods: My RBSA Friends Commendation and the M6

A short two week show at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists starting this week gives me pause to consider divergent steams in my own practice and cause to celebrate the societies ‘Highly Commended’ endorsement and the diversity of art in Birmingham. First of all I have to say how delighted I am to be recognised for […]

The lost habitat of Burnt Tree Island

The following was written as a viewpoint for the local newspaper: Newsquest (Midlands South) Ltd, 12/1/2012, and was published in a necessarily less academic character than any peer reviewed research would need to be. This short opinion pertains to a busy road junction changing from a roundabout to traffic lights, not obviously a target for eco-critical analysis […]