I've worked on a few drafts of this. I began as always transcribing the words into a word document, this time from my glossary of tabu terms from the Haaf fishermen, found first quoted by MacFarlane, then in my Shetland Glossary bought online from the Shetland Times bookstore. ‘Shetland Words’, A dictionary of the Shetland … Continue reading Shetland glossary- visual poetry
This project has been moving through different phases; research, exploration, conception, development, model and mould making, slip casting, firing, photography, discussion, reflection, slip casting of black parian, firing, photography, reflection, and lastly the discussion of how to communicate the work in the final showing in the 'show'. At this point I decided to try to … Continue reading Point of reflection
I've been reflecting on the space the timber ponds occupy and the words I initially collected relating to this. Liminal space, intertidal sands and mud. Suggesting borders, contrast, shadow, reflection, shifting space, wet and dry, water and wind erosion. As I started sketching the profiles of the timbers the Japanese concept of Ma keeps coming … Continue reading Language – negative space
I decided to sketch some of the profiles of the timbers. Looking at them closely they are much more rugged and covered in seaweed than I have remembered. I sketched groupings, in elevation, similar to the group below, concentrating on their outline and the space between them. then played with one of the profiles in … Continue reading Profiles/outlines/extrusion/reflection
Featured image: Affleck, mapping exercise, black ink, overlaid text in Photoshop CC 2018. Location St Benedict's Abbey, Fort Augustus ( built 1880)/ now The Highland Club Instructions . mapping exercise . site . orienting self 3 walks of 12 minutes each in the interior and exterior environments appropriate text follow same or different path, stop … Continue reading Week 3 writing workshop with Conor
Week 2 of Analysis of Contemporary Context module and notes from a Creative practice as research seminar. Afternoon free writing session After initial recoil of horror at having to be interactive while being online, this session was thought provoking, useful and I think I wrote some quite useful notes during the ‘automatic writing’. The dogs … Continue reading Creative practice as research
Final stage - setting up the exhibition. Walcot Chapel, Bath.
I videoed the geese screeching as they flew overhead in the Moss last week, its too misty to see them but they were loud.
After a jet lagged sleepless night I was thinking about the site - peat bog - how it was starting to unfold into earth fire and water. Could I mould/cast 3 different materials:- Earth - raw clay with elements from the site leaves moss grasses Water - cast glass Fire - ash glazed saggar fired … Continue reading Elemental