Blink. Bloody Couch


Do you remember the ‘Doctor Who’ episode called ‘Blink’? The one where angels prey upon humans but turn to stone the moment they are looked upon — so the only way to prevent them killing is not to blink. As soon as a person shuts their eyes, the angels move, incredibly quickly — though of … Continue reading Blink. Bloody Couch

Four men in the British Library


I spent a wonderful day yesterday in the company of four men at the British Library. They said very little, but I learnt so much from them and their work. They are illuminators from fourteenth-century London: talented, funny, inventive and disciplined, and each one had his own particular take on life. We met in the … Continue reading Four men in the British Library

write in pencil only …


because there is something so much more tactile about using a pencil, instead of this machine I use, which is always at some remove; because for me, it suggests that we play around with ideas that are never final, always changing; because I’m planning on spending some time in the British Library looking at fourteenth-century … Continue reading write in pencil only …