Sunday, 9 September 2007

"Drifting Away"

I was walking past the old School this morning when I saw that something had been going on in the area out side the school, so, intrigued I took a closer look.
The notice above is self explanatory.

Another view of the garden

They have managed some interesting shapes with the materials they found and must be congratulated on an enterprising project.

Derek Jarman was the world’s leading gay filmmaker of his day, was an inspiration to a generation. He was born in 1942 and died in 1994. After studying painting at the Slade School he first worked on costume and set design before working on films. His first work in film was as the production designer on Ken Russell’s The Devils in 1970. Jarman's work broke new ground in creating and expanding the fledgling form of 'the pop video' in England.
He is also remembered for his famous shingle cottage-garden, created in the latter years of his life, in the shadow of the Dungeness power station. The house was built in tarred timber. Raised wooden text on the side of the cottage is the first stanza and the last five lines of the last stanza of John Donne's poem, The Sun Rising. The cottage's beach garden was made using local materials and has been the subject of several books. At this time, Jarman also began painting again (see the book: Evil Queen: The Last Paintings, 1994).

Jarman was the author of four books: Dancing Ledge, The Last of England, Modern Nature, and At Your Own Risk.
Bird News. A Barred Warbler, on the Lees was as elusive as one would expect.

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