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The First Lesson

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Hello, my name is Phillip and I don’t teach, I help people to learn – so if you feel you don’t want to learn now, go home and come back when you’re ready… See the article on the articles page… The First Lesson

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Mountain an Lake Book

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A printed version of the exhibition “Mountain and Lake” that van be viewed on the book page

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Mountain and Lake: Meditations on Light and Form. Looking and Seeing.

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I currently have an exhibition of my work at L’Optique 2000, Rue de la Paix 2, Montreux. During 20 years I photographed the Lake at Montreux and for the last 7 years have studied the visual forms of the mountain above it. In this  exhibition I am seeking to capture the constant dancing of elements and to explore the nature of light, […]

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Serving fellow beings

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“Non of us can expect more than that: the hope that somewhere up in the crazy cobweb of life we have left a good piece of work which will serve fellow-beings.” Libby Purves in the introduction to ‘The Silence at the Song’s End’ by Nicholas Heiney – This is my hope: can you find anything in my work that helps […]

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Mountain and Lake Animation

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Reflections on Seeing and Perception: see the animation

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Something Important

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My latest book which which gathers my lifetime’s reflections on education. “The single most important thing we can do is educate our children well…” “I’m sorry I missed your class last week sir; I had something important to do.” One of my students. It can be seen from the book page or the ‘itscool’ project page. Or viewed directly here

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The Images

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A new page with explanations of my images has been added under Artworks > The Images” My studies of philosophy were enough to show me that what I sought was not analytic explanation of life, but synthetic expression of the condition of being human; an expression of that “Condition of complete simplicity (Costing not less that everything)” that T.S. Eliot […]

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My Poetry Book Design: physical, not just digital.

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The design of each of my five books of poetry is based on different size, proportions, margins and text blocks that make reference to Medieval and Renaissance design and musical interval scales (musical scales reflected in proportions). Once designed, I print the books at home and have them bound by a local craftsman in Montreux (‘La Reliure des Planches’). I make the .pdf […]

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What have I been?

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What I have done, What I have been: What I have seen? These fragments Shored against my ruin: Thoughts, Words and images, Flowing in the river of time. These sensations that accrue Now viewed anew By you… – From my last poetry book ‘Awareness’

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MEDITATIONS ON A MOUNTAIN

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A new book of photographs and reflections now available on my site: “From my home I look across at this mountain, the ‘Jaman Tooth’: on each day and at each moment the solidity of this form appears different. Light and atmosphere carve fresh form from this rock. And thus I meditate on the nature of human reality: on similarity and difference, […]

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