This year we are at the start of a new Solar cycle. Every eleven years or so the Sun’s magnetic poles flip, and this change is marked by different levels of Solar activity from a Solar Maximum to a Solar Minimum.
NASA and EUSA are two huge scientific bodies which publish images, video and data of our Solar system and beyond under Open Source licences.
The Scottish Sunworshipping Society exists to promote an interest in our Sun, in ourselves and in time taken to just be.
Three Sites on the Almond: A new collaboration with fellow artist Annie Lord for Forth Rivers Trust.
We will be researching, co-creating and producing three separate pieces of public work along the River Almond in West Lothian, involving local groups in the process.
We’re in the very first steps of our process, and the river is full of movement and ideas. Not least of which are the three sites of human intervention for migratory species; where the artworks will be situated.
This zine workbook was made in collaboration with young people at Canongate Youth Project when the group was faced with difficult emotions and anxiety stemming from their upcoming interviews for jobs and college. It shares a method for using creativity to tackle stressful feelings and situations, and the printable version is ready to download now! Just click HERE
To be able to wrap up your work with a project with a flourish is a brilliant, valuable thing. I was lucky enough to be able to use my last few months working on Fork In The Road to research, collate and examine the work from the bike trailer kitchens and put all the learning into an open source publication. It was one of the best things I’ve done as an artist, and the resulting book contains so much positivity, inspiration and tangible food centered joy.
Now, whilst I begin new projects and take a research sabbatical to New Orleans, Fork In The Road lives on. It thrives, through many hands and with many hungry mouths and minds – all under its new captain Lisa Nowak. To connect with the project and keep up to date with the most recent happenings and upcoming events check out the new Facebook page
As for the book and all of the other resources from 2017/2018, they are live and ready to download. Look in the Open Source Resources section of this website. If you want to request a physical copy of the handbook please email Lisa@edinburghtoollibrary.org.uk and consider donating to Fork In The Road.