Books

I have written seven books:

MOUNTAIN AND LAKE
This book is a printed version of my exhibition ‘Mountain and Lake, Light Form and Perception, Interpretation and Expression’ held in Montreux Switzerland at the end of 2015.

The world is in continual change and development: what do we choose to see, how and when? Our position in time and space and our previous experience influences our perception. As I wrote in my book ‘Meditations on a Mountain’:

“Throughout history mountains have evoked many metaphors: do mountains represent a challenge to be overcome or the presence of the awesome beauty of life?”

SOMETHING IMPORTANT
A 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.

MEDITATIONS ON A MOUNTAIN
A book of photographs that expresses visually the ideas of ‘Dynamic Process’

“Throughout history mountains have evoked many metaphors: do mountains represent a challenge to be overcome or the presence of the awesome beauty of life?”

DYNAMIC PROCESS
A philosophical / spiritual work about the nature of human reality.

“The Buddha taught that beyond this world created by our own senses and limitations, the phenomenal world dissolves into a dynamic process. The true nature of reality lies beyond the realm of language and linear analysis.” Helena Norberg–Hodge, Ancient Futures

NUANCES
A book of images which merge photography with painting (the idea is that you cannot tell which are which). The book includes observations and quotations on the nature of reality.

“We take a handful of sand form the endless landscape of awareness around us and call that handful of sand the world.” Robert Persig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

ONLY A TOOL
My Masters thesis about the effect of technology on learning: The computer, and new communication technology, offers the student a door into an almost infinite world of choice: of possibility, of information and communication, breaking open the closed world of the classroom, disrupting the existing balance of power. It provides new interests and distractions and its seductive power can dominate and confuse its constructive use.
THE DRAWING MASTER
A book that merges my drawing course with reflections on the nature of reality and the story of my father.

“Who is not engaged in trying to leave a mark, to engrave his image on the others and the world- graven images held more dear than life itself? We wish to die leaving our imprints burned on the hearts of the others.” R.D.Laing

I think it is quite a wonderful piece of work, I congratulate you. – Neil Postman, 1997

 

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