Learning Slovenian

I’m amazed, I only started Slovenian evening classes in September, to help me with the project about my father and to try and have a conversation with him in Slovenian before he dies. Well, I have just looked over my posts and was astonished to find I understood some of the quotes that I wrote … More Learning Slovenian

My father’s State Police files and diaries written during the war at age 16.

How I wish I could understand Slovenian to read my father’s diaries and police files! I’m learning but it’s going to take some years. In the meantime, I will have to use a translator. It may be quite a job, as my father used a mixture of languages, mostly Slovenian, including very old words not … More My father’s State Police files and diaries written during the war at age 16.

Georgia O’Keefe exhibition brings inspiration for my projects

Georgia O Keeffe- Black Place III 1944 I haven’t been a huge fan of Georgia O’Keeffe, but I found her exhibition at the Tate Modern surprisingly inspiring for my projects- “the death of Hope” and  “My father’s land” I have been struggling with trying to find a way of representing my father’s experience of the … More Georgia O’Keefe exhibition brings inspiration for my projects

Rest dignified on sacred ground my brother and together we will find the path to the blessing of reconciliation

These photos were taken on the eve of All Saints’ day 2015 in Žale cemetery, Ljubljana. The tradition is to spend two nights honouring the dead. All the cemeteries are lit up from the candles. These photos are taken of the remembrances from the civil war and Second World War in Yugoslavia. The first is for … More Rest dignified on sacred ground my brother and together we will find the path to the blessing of reconciliation

Commemorative walk over the Karavanke mountains

The route that was taken by the Slovenian Home Guard and civilians in May 1945, to surrender to the British in Austria at the end of the Second World War and civil war in Yugoslavia. They surrendered to the British believing that they would treat them more humanely than the Communists. The British sent them … More Commemorative walk over the Karavanke mountains