Welcome to Augusta’s cyber-wood space, where words decay in undergrowth and the subconscious river flows through the forest floor…
Thank you Taïs, beautiful friend and artist, for creating such a beguiling drawing. For her work see beantais.com
Thank you to the women whose words and images grow weeds that re-wild and re-cloak the feminine, whose wisdom roots us in the land.
The Lady of Shalott was imprisoned in a tower. She viewed the world through a mirror, weaving images on to a tapestry. I am fascinated by the idea of limitations, especially when they apply to women—the relationship between confinement and the birthing of imagination that then ensues.
Inspiring women: Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Sharon Blackie, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Leonora Carrington, Rima Staines, Jay Griffiths, Sylvia Linsteadt, Terri Windling, Glennie Kindred, the Brontës, Angela Carter, Daphne du Maurier, Hope Mirrlees, Anita Diamant, Isabel Allende, Marion Woodman, Lalla, Uma Dinsore-Tuli, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, Katy Cosimia, Lily Ashley, Linda Perhacs, Sibylle Baier, Bat For Lashes, Agnes Obel, Sóley, Jesca Hoop, Ibeyi, Hope Sandoval and Ana Lily Amirpour.
Inspiring men: Jung, Joseph Campbell, Neil Gaiman, Bruno Coulais, DH Lawrence, Rilke, Rumi, Tom Hirons, Martin Shaw, George MacDonald, Oscar Wilde, Tarjei Vesaas, Gabriel García Márquez, Martín Prechtel, Edward Burne-Jones, Jeff Buckley, Paulo Coelho, Carlos Castaneda, Guillermo del Toro and Terry Gilliam.