Below is a list of works that have made a deep impression on me.

A few are related to or have led to significant relationships.

All have been a source of learning and inspiration.

I hope they might prove the same for you.




In the Shadow of the Midnight Sun (Work in Progress; 2017 -)

by Juan delGado

apex art, NY, online event, 2020


An Occupation of Loss (2016)

by Taryn Simon

London, 2018


The Trip (2011)

by Marcus Coates

Serpentine Gallery, London, 2011


Work no. 1701 (2013)

by Martin Creed

The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery off-site, London, 2016


The Way Earthly Things are Going (2017)

by Emeka Ogboh

Tate Modern, London, 2017


The Forty Part Motet (2001)

by Janet Cardiff

 (1)  MoMa, New York, 2005; (2)  MACBA, Barcelona, 2006;  (3) Tate Modern, London, 2017


From a distance (2016)

by Behjat Omer Abdulla

Sink Without Trace, P21 Gallery, London, 2019


The Left-To-Die Boat (2011-2012)

by Forensic Oceanography.

Sink Without Trace, P21 Gallery, London, 2019


Dead Reckoning (2019)

by Bern O’Donoghue

Tate Modern, London, 2019


Equal Ride (2019)

by Youngsook Choi


Šuillaku (2008)

by Roberto Cuoghi

ICA, London, 2008


This is Propaganda (2002)

by Tino Seghal

Tate Britain, London, 2006


The Battle of Orgreave (2001)

by Jeremy Deller

Joy in People, South Bank Centre, London, 2012


100 years ago (Carrera) (2001)

by Peter Doig

Tate Modern, London, 2008


Earth-Moon-Earth (Moonlight Sonata Reflected from the Surface of the Moon) (2007)

by Katie Paterson

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, 2014


The Advantages of Being a Woman Artist (1988)

by the Guerilla Girls

Tate Modern, London (multiple)


Monument for the Living  (2001-2008)

by Mawan Rechmoui

Tate Modern, London (multiple)


The Islanders (2004-)

by Charles Avery

Ingleby Gallery, Edinburgh, 2015


Blue Purple Tilt (2007)

by Jenny Holzer

Tate Modern, London, 2019


Sir Thomas More (1527)

by Hans Holbein the Younger

Frick Collection, New York (multiple)


Stern (2004)

by Marlene Dumas

Tate Modern, London, 2015


Transcended (2017)

by Barbara Walker

Venice Biennale, 2017


George Michael (2019)

by Grace McMurray

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, London, 2019


The Three Bachelors (2018)

by Kent Monkman

Kiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery, London, 2019


Subtitled (2019)

by Christian Marclay

White Cube, London, 2019


Take Care of Yourself (2007)

by Sophie Calle

Venice Biennale, 2007


Nightlife (2015)

by Cyprien Gaillard

The Infinite Mix, Hayward Gallery off-site, London, 2016


As if to Celebrate I discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers (1981)

by Anish Kapoor

Hayward Gallery, London, 1998


Microphone Skirt (1995)

by Hayley Newman

Tate Britain, London, 2006


Songs for Disaster Relief (2017)

by Samson Young

Venice Biennale, 2017


Shyama (2007)

by Ireneo Frizzarin

Gift from the artist





Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living

by Donna Farhi

A Path with Heart

by Jack Kornfield



Art & Fear: Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

by David Bayles and Ted Orland

Letters to a Young Poet

by Rainer Maria Rilke

Big Magic

by Elizabeth Gilbert

On Not Being Able to Paint

by Marion Milner

Bird by  Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

by Anne Lamott

Keep Going

by Austin Kleon

The Art of Eating In

by Cathy Erway



Humankind: A Hopeful History

by Rutger Bregman

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

by Yuval Noah Harrari

The Importance of Suffering: The Value and Meaning of Emotional Discontent

by James Davies

Politics, Identity and Emotion

by Paul Hoggett

The Bonds of Love: Psychoanalysis, Feminism and the Problems of Domination

by Jessica Benjamin

Respect, Plurality and Prejudice: A Psychoanalytical and Philosophical Enquiry into the Dynamics of Social Exclusion and Discrimination

by Lene Auestad

Psychoanalysis Outside the Clinic: Interventions in Psychosocial Studies

by Stephen Frosh

The Social Unconscious in Persons, Groups and Societies Volume 1: Mainly Theory

Edited by Earl Hopper and Haim Weinberg

The Psychodynamic Approach to Therapeutic Change

by Rob Leiper and Michael Maltby

Person-Centred Counselling in Action

by Dave Mearns and Brian Thorne

The Body Keeps Score: Mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma

by Bessel Van der Kolk

The Mystery of Human Relationship: Alchemy and the Transformation of the Self

by Nathan Schwartz-Salant

Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence

by Judith Butler

Contemporary Feminist Research from Theory to Practice

by Patricia Leavy and Anne Harris

The Establishment: And how they get away with it

by Owen Jones

Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britiain’s Underclass

by Darren McGarvey

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

by Paolo Freire

The Limits of Neoliberalism: Authority, Sovereignty and the Logic of Competition

by William Davies

Radical Help: How We Can Remake the Relationships Between Us and Revolutionise the Welfare State

by Hilary Cottam

‘How Could They?’ Hyper-rational Responsibility and the Ethics of Managerialism 

by Farhad Dalal

Frontier Psychoanalyst presented by Dr David Morgan




Brokering Britain, Educating Citizens

Edited by Melanie Cooke and Rob Peutrell 


ESOL:  A Critical Guide

by Melanie Cooke and James Simpson


A Practical Guide to Therapeutic Work with Asylum Seekers and Refugees

by Angelina Jalonen and Paul Cilia La Corte

Silence in Second Language Learning: A Psychoanalytic Reading

by Colette A. Granger