'A Kiss from Cookham', water-pouring ritual at Sandham Memorial Chapel. Marking the end of the three day Walk For Stanley, 2018

In 2018, I conducted a three-day, thirty-nine mile solo walk from the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham to the Sandham Memorial Chapel at Burghclere, stopping every two miles to make a drawing. I carried a canteen of water from the Thames at Cookham with me on the journey and improvised a ceremony with it when I arrived at Sandham, marking the strength of connection between the two places.

My book, A Walk For Stanley, captures the journey in photos, sketches, woodcuts, sonnets and prose and is available to buy from:

https://www.peculiaritypress.com/awalkforstanley

A Walk for Stanley, book cover.

 

A Walk For Stanley: Approaching Woolhampton, woodcut
A Walk for Stanley: crossing Greenham Common
A Walk for Stanley: 20 mile drawing
Sonning Swan, woodcut, (edition of ten prints)
A Walk for Stanley: 28 mile drawing
Canteen of water from the Thames, Kodak Brownie 127 photograph.
A Walk For Stanley in four letter words, 2018, woodcut monoprint, 38x56cm
A Walk for Stanley: 34 mile drawing
Arrival at Sandham Memorial Chapel