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Arthur Machen - A tale of curious connections


Birthplace of Arthur Machen. The plaque on Arthur Machen's house in Caerleon, Wales.

In the current newsletter I explore strands of my life and art that seem subtly interwoven with Arthur Machen, a writer of mysterious and macabre fiction. Starting his life Caerleon (just outside Newport), in proximity to the Roman ruins, mysterious woodlands of Wentwood, and enchanted landscape of the Usk valley, Machen was deeply moved by the energies of this place.


You can read the piece at the 'Writing' page of this website, tapping the image above, or via this link: https://shoutout.wix.com/so/b5OjriL6M?languageTag=en...


Exploring the gradually unfolding synchronistic layers of curiosity reaching back to my childhood, through the manifestation of a 'landscape art' practice, and to the present day.


"What comes to mind now is something about forms of initiation, that one must be taken, in the sense that conscious choice is not always part of the bargain - there must be encounter. Whether this takes the form of a temporary separation from community and family, an otherworldly meeting, viewing inner 'emotional' or psychic experiences through an initiatory lens (rather than a pathological one), or the emergence of an artistic endeavor."Exploring the gradually unfolding synchronistic layers of curiosity reaching back to my childhood, through the manifestation of a 'landscape art' practice, and to the present day."



Wentwood Forest, Monmouthshire.


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