More about the phenomenal output of Mary Caine…..


Another quick blog update intended as part of my general internet send off to the now late Mary Caine, perhaps one of the most original writers and artists that Kingston has ever produced and the discoverer, or quite possibly, the re-discoverer of Kingston’s now legendary Zodiac. Amongst Mary’s many equally legendary collaborators over the years was the late Tony Roberts, self appointed Guardian of Glastonbury Tor and another equally original creative artist in his own right: his hilarious saying that living down in Glastonbury was like ‘living among a pack of Tarot Cards’ has since been cycled and re-cycled by a whole host of considerably less original individuals too numerous to list here. But, plagiarism apart, here is another short extract from another of my Kingston Zodiac related digital films in which the relationship between Tony and Mary’s work is examined in full: with particular reference to Tony’s now rare and highly collectable book on giants in myth and history, ‘Sowers of Thunder’, for which Mary provided the illustrations….some of which can be seen here and in the embedded video……  




About tartantombraider

A lineal descendant of Captain Robert Ferguson (1719-1799) the older brother of the great Scottish Enlightenment Philosopher and historian Adam Ferguson (1723-1816); the friend of Hume, Gibbon and Adam Smith. Also related to the great feminist author and playwright Rachel Ferguson. Have written extensively on a vast range of subjects, published in print as book author and in various journals and magazines into the bargain. Early work as an underground film maker on the early Goa Trance and radical anti-CJB political scene in the 1990s has since become more refined and ambitious and I am now a regular contributor to such high profile events as the Portobello Film Festival Annual Film Maker's Convention.....:
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