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This is a collection of sights, creations, experiences and reflections. Tune in if you're curious and keep an open-mind. If you've got any questions or feedback, please contact me by email at gaoyide.connect@outlook.com


2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 🦁


23/05/22

🐤


morning-view35

There were five initially and now there are three. They are more agile and larger than before.


22/05/22

🌱


project20

Leaders take damage.


20/05/22

🛁


bath

I read this book: How To Take A Japanese Bath by Leonard Koren.


20/05/22

🍃


afternoon-view

Evening view.


18/05/22

🌱


project18project19

The project continues...


15/05/22

💭


anarchists

I read this book: Great Anarchists by Ruth Kinna & Clifford Harper.


14/05/22

Here today


printfair1printfair2

The Illustration + Print Fair, St Barnabas Church, Cambridge.


12/05/22

🐥


eveningview5eveningview6

Evening view.


12/05/22

🐜


jungle

I read this book: The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet by Dave Goulson.


11/05/22

🐤


morning-view33morning-view34

Morning view.


10/05/22

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project16project17

The project continues...


07/05/22

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project14project15

The project continues...


07/05/22

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trail1trail2trail4trail3trail5trail6

A trail between two towns.


06/05/22

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beerzero7

Alcohol Free.


06/05/22

🌱


project12project13

The project continues...


05/05/22

🏡


garden-view2

Garden view.


02/05/22

🏔️


living-mountain

I read this book: The Living Mountain by Nan Shepherd.


02/05/22

🌱


project11

The project continues...


28/04/22

🛡️


guard

I'll stand guard.


27/04/22

✉️


googles-hell

I read this book: The Book Seller Googles Hell by Dennis Gould.


27/04/22

🤝


journeys

I read this book: journeys with mindfulness by Chloe Asker and Isabel Mae.


27/04/22

💭


are-we-good-enough

I read this book: Are We Good Enough? by Pyotr Kropotkin.


26/04/22

🌳


morning-view31morning-view32

Morning view.


24/04/22

👥


outliers

I read this book: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell.


23/04/22

©️


self-publishedself-published1

World Book Day and Copyright Day

I'm working on getting permission to use particular origami models as part of my self-published books.


23/04/22

Baklava


baklava

An impulse buy whilst shopping.


19/04/22

🌍


eastafrica1eastafrica2

Reflection of volunteering and travelling in East Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar) March - May 2007

A few pages from my latest project. A reimaging of my journey using my photographs as a reference.

My art is documented on my Instagram: @daz.darryl


17/04/22

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garden-view1

Garden view.


17/04/22

🌱


project9project10

The project continues...


16/04/22

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beerzero6

Alcohol Free.


16/04/22

📔


diary

Reflection of volunteering and travelling in East Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar) March - May 2007

A self-funded trip after University. I used money that I made working in a factory.

My original diary that I created over a period of nine weeks. Whilst downsizing I decided to throw away the diary but one year later I deeply regretted the decision. This photograph is the only record I've got.

I wish I could read it now.


14/04/22

🖌️


project7project8

The project continues...


09/04/22


bos

A marathon of folding at the British Origami Society Vcon.


08/04/22

😃


can

C:DT

CAN


03/04/22

🌹


socialist

I read this book: William Morris: How I Became a Socialist by Owen Hatherley.


02/04/22


life-lessons

Life Lessons

I'm continuing with the self-publishing route.

I experienced COVID-19 Lockdowns whilst living in Germany. I used the time to challenge myself to create artworks using origami and collage. Previously I've used origami as a tool to build connections with others whilst travelling and working abroad. As a result there are many memories attached to particular models. Most of the designs I've created are based on reflections of my journeys and the lessons I've learned along the way.

My art is documented on my Instagram: @daz.darryl


30/03/22


positivepositive1

The ironic side of this mask has reared its head.

I've done well to avoid this until now.


29/03/22

🦁


morning-view30

Morning view.


28/03/22

🌳


morning-view29

Morning view.


27/03/22

🌼


project5project6

The project continues...


26/03/22

🏃


parkrun11

Parkrun

I came in 16th today and was close to my personal best. I'll aim for consistency from now on.


25/03/22

🌄


morning-view28

Morning view.


24/03/22

🏰


morning-view27

This smart bird has built a nest behind the spikes that are supposed to prevent it from landing. The needles now form a protective barrier.


23/03/22

🚉


morning-view26

Morning view.


19/03/22

🏃


parkrun10

Parkrun

I ran flat out to the finish and placed 13th this week. I managed to shave off over a minute for a new personal best.


18/03/22

🛥️


quay1quay2

A walk near the river.


16/03/22

Kuk Sool Won


kuksoolwon6

Blue Belt

Training continues...


14/03/22

💮


bloom9bloom10

In bloom


13/03/22

🧩


nomansland

I read this book: No Man's Land: Living Between Two Cultures by Anne East.


12/03/22

🏃


parkrun9

Parkrun

I started quickly and noticed my shoelace came undone on the way around. I pushed on regardless and was able to place 12th. It's a personal best.


10/03/22

🌈🏮


colour

Straight men can like bright colours.


09/03/22

❤️


love3

DO WHAT YOU LOVE


08/03/22

👭


wom5wom6

Happy International Women's Day


06/03/22

🍺


beerzero5

Alcohol Free.


05/03/22

🐣


couple3

One of the young birds is missing.

I wonder what happened to it?


05/03/22

🏃


parkrun8

Parkrun

It's a wet day but the parkrun did indeed run. Despite the puddles, marshy grass and an alternative route I was able to place 26th. I think that means I've improved but then there are a multitude of factors to consider. I'll check the time later.

I must keep this momentum throughout the rest of the day.


28/02/22

🌲


project3project4

The project continues...


27/02/22

🖌


project1project2

The project has begun.


27/02/22

🌱


garden

A new project.


27/02/22


vinyl17

Converge - Petitioning Forever (white)

My favourite track on Petitioning the Empty Sky is Antithesis.


27/02/22

🐣


couple1couple2

I've kept my eye on this pair for a while. They chant in unison when anyone gets close.

For a period, one of them vanished and I was concerned something happened to it. The lone bird wasn't as vocal without the partner even when stepping closer towards it.

Yesterday the mystery was solved with a reunion followed by some new arrivals.


26/02/22


vinyl16

Converge - Petitioning Forever (white)

My favourite track on When Forever Comes Crashing is When Forever Comes Crashing.


26/02/22

🏃


parkrun7

Parkrun

The trees have been cleared but we ran a slightly different route this week. I had a bit more left in the gas tank to push myself to the finish.

Another fresh start to a Saturday.


20/02/22

🚪


opening-doors

I've been looking over some photographs of a series of advertisements for London's Global University.

Each of the ads appeared to have cracks in them but on closer inspection it was only the laminate that was creased. I'm looking past the imperfection and thinking about the next door that will open.


20/02/22


vinyl15

Black on Black (A Tribute to Black Flag) - Various (blue and grey marble)

My favourite track is Life Of Pain by Anodyne.


19/02/22

🏃


parkrun6

Parkrun

The event was cancelled today because of the aftermath from the storm yesterday. Several trees had fallen and one in particular was blocking the route near the river.

I decided to run anyway by taking an alternative path. There wasn't a marked start or finish line and I won't know where I placed. It doesn't matter.


14/02/22

💖


valentine

I read this book: Usborne Illustrated Stories from China retold by Rosie Dickens & Andrew Prentice.


12/02/22

🏃


parkrun5

Parkrun

I forgot my barcode and I left my mobile phone at home so it didn't weigh me down. I still gained the experience but it wasn't documented.

At the finish someone just crossed the line in front of me but I managed to pick up the barcode first. I think that means I placed before the person even though technically I passed the line afterwards. I got either 41st or 42nd. I'll be more aware of this tricky situation next time.


10/02/22


vinyl14

Necrophagist - Onset of Putrefaction (orange with black splatter)

My favourite track is Culinary Hyperversity.


10/02/22

🛒


eveningview3eveningview4

Evening view.


08/02/22

Kuk Sool Won


kuksoolwon5

Training continues...


08/02/22


vinyl13

Converge - Jane Doe (clear)

My favourite track is Fault and Fracture.


08/02/22

🐦


morning-view25

Morning view.


07/02/22


vinyl12

Morbid Angel - Altars of Madness (picture disc)

My favourite track is Maze of Torment.


07/02/22

🌳


morning-view24

Morning view.


06/02/22


vinyl11

The Ocean - Precambrian (red, orange and grey swirl)

My favourite track is Stenian.


06/02/22

🍌


heist

I read this book: The Great Food Bank Heist by Onjali Q. Rauf.


06/02/22

Sign of the times


avoid

Avoid the opposite sex.


05/02/22


vinyl10

Converge - You Fail Me (red with black stripe)

My favourite track is Last Light.


05/02/22

🧪


secret

I read this book: The Secret Lives of the Elements by Kathryn Harkup.


03/02/22


vinyl9

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity (phlegm)

My favourite track is 4th Grade Dropout.


01/02/22

🌅


morning-view23

Morning view.


01/02/21

🐅


tiger

Happy New Year

新年快乐

Xīnnin kuil

All the best for 2022! 🐅


30/01/22


lake3lake4

👣


30/01/22


vinyl8

Jesu - Jesu (picture discs)

My favourite track is Sun Day.


30/01/22


yinyang1


29/01/22


vinyl7

Old Man Gloom - Christmas (clear/gold)

My favourite track is Christmas Eve Parts I, II, And III (Alt Version).


29/01/22

🏃


parkrun3parkrun4

Parkrun


28/01/22


morning-view22

Morning view.


27/01/22


vinyl6

Isis - Oceanic (picture discs)

My favourite track is Weight.


26/01/22

🌘


morning-view21

Morning view.


25/01/22


vinyl5

Envy/Jesu Split (white)

My favourite track by Envy is Life Caught In The Rain. My favourite track by Jesu is Hard to Reach.


25/01/22


morning-view20

Morning view.


22/01/22

🍺


beerzero4

Alcohol Free


22/01/22

🏃


parkrun1parkrun2

Parkrun


21/01/22


vinyl4

Godflesh - Pure (black)

My favourite track is Predominance.


21/01/22

🌑


morning-view19

Morning view.


19/01/22


vinyl2vinyl3

Nadja - Thaumogenesis (purple)

The tracks are untitled and this plays as a single composition over 60 minutes.


18/01/22

💧


morning-view17morning-view18

Morning view.


16/01/22


vinyl1

Jesu - Silver EP (clear with grey splatter)

My favourite track is Wolves.


12/01/22

🧊


morning-view15morning-view16

Morning view.


10/01/22

🔥


morning-view14

Morning view.


09/01/22

🐦


crow

I was startled by a crow when walking out of my bathroom. It was perched on a clothes horse in the house. I've got no idea how it got in but fortunately it made its own way out.

It reminds me of the sheer number of crows I saw gathering in a park in Tokyo. I didn't expect to see so many of those birds in that city.


02/01/22


yinyang

I read this book: Yinyang: The way of Heaven and Earth in Chinese Thought and Culture by Robert R. Wang.


02/01/22


memories1memories2

Some achievements are worth celebrating in the new year.

9 cranes joined tail to wing. This model required a lot of patience to ensure the connections didn't break.

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