Leeds Craftivists: Biodiversity

Each month the Leeds Craftivists meet on Zoom to learn about a different element of Climate Change. We have a speaker and do a creative action. On Monday 7th June, 7.30-9pm we are learning about and discussing biodiversity. You can register to join us here. We will be hearing from Catherine Mercer of the Yorkshire …

Among the trees

“I go among the trees and sit still.All my stirring becomes quiet.” (Wendell Berry) Take a look at the first image. This is a print series that I’m currently working on. I am making thirteen prints for the Celtic Tree Calendar. My intention is to honour trees which live so much longer than we do, …

A walk in nature

This podcast has been especially created for using when you go on a walk to your favourite bit of nature. It encourages you to prayerfully notice what is around you, be grateful for it and reflect on why you love that particular place. It is a stand alone podcast created in partnership with Leeds South …

Shh: a visual meditation

“This was a whisper of guidance” Andy Jukes These two images are both from an artist’s book I made based on Psalm 19; a poem which describes the way in which our world is talking to us. It is a celebration of the beauty and glory of nature and what it tells us about the …

The present moment: a visual meditation

Have a look at this picture. What do you notice? What interests you? What do you find disconcerting?

This print is one of 14 based on drawings based on small, almost unnoticed natural forms; such as plants that people often call weeds. The humble, yet exquisite details of nature. Each image has a pair of gold leafed woodblock shapes in them. These are taken from the daily midday office in which the ‘glory be’ is sung with a different tune but the same words each day over a two week cycle. The woodblocks are in the shape of the notes and are placed in their different places on each print, in the same way that glory can be found differently in each moment of our lives. As Jorge Luis Borges says “There is no day without its moments of paradise”.