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Propertius

Uncategorized July 17, 2017

Working on a translation of Propertius for fun + so as not to lose my Latin. I’m doing it in two stages. The first is a word-by-word literal translation with all the grammatical information. The second is a silly, modernised version of the translation which is, unsurprisingly, really very difficult indeed.  

Quarries of Paris, part 2

Uncategorized July 17, 2017

I posted some more information about the Paris quarries project up over here. It’s something that will remain in an ongoing state for as long as we’re in Paris, but I turned out perhaps a bit more nebulous than I would have liked. Partly, I think it’s because I didn’t set off with a very […]

Stone Writing

Uncategorized March 13, 2016

Working on a new print in the lithography lab for an artist’s book I’ve made as part of my MA graduation project on the history of the idea of progress and the Struve Geodetic Arc. Lithography is a hugely labour-intensive, complex, and thoroughly exhausting process, but it’s beautifully direct, surprising and incredibly joyful.

Famine in Scotland, 1690s

Uncategorized September 7, 2015

Looking at the connections between cereal crops, famine and crisis in five case studies across European history for an ongoing work. Discovered much of relevance and of interest in the archives of Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun’s in the National Library of Scotland last month.