Journey To The Seven Stars


I have practised and taught T’ai Chi for over 40 years, and it has guided and supported me throughout my adult life. My teacher Pytt, (Gerda Geddes) made a special study of the origins of the names and symbols of the T’ai Chi sequences and developed her own personal expression of them as an allegorical journey through life. This suite of thirteen etchings, made in 2019, was inspired by what I learned from her.

In due course I wrote a story of Everywoman’s mythical life journey, from childhood to death and beyond, woven around Pytt’s allegory. The images in the etchings are intended to accompany my story, while leaving space for individual interpretations beyond the words. Each person’s journey is unique, so the archetypal symbols will resonate with the viewer’s own personal experience.

The etchings were made on zinc plates and printed in my studio on my 1960’s Littlejohn etching press. Each print measures 20 x 15 cm, and is in an edition of 20.

I am in the process of publishing a book – Journey to the Seven Stars, which will incorporate both the story and reproductions of the prints. If you would like information about how you can purchase the book or any of the original limited edition prints, please contact me.