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Uninvited plants

Uncategorized July 30, 2018

Just back from an interesting week in Copenhagen researching for a project/article about the accidental introduction of Italian plants to Denmark in the 19th century. Some years ago, I read a very brief anecdote about a group of Italian plants which appeared one summer in Copenhagen, supposedly carried to the city as seeds in the […]

Back to school…again

Uncategorized July 20, 2018

Been a little quiet on the research blog front as most of late last year and the beginning of this year was occupied with the making of 100,000 (entirely by hand using a manual tablet press!) vanilla tablets for an exhibition on fakes at Science Gallery Dublin. Actually, quite a lot of the research behind […]


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.