view of Skystones from top of tall ladder – circle 1.8m dia.
Just to show that I am back to stay – here are some pics of my current work, showing at the Museum of North Devon. It is called ‘Skystones’. Yes, my strained wrists and back are better now, thanks – and fingernails starting to grow back again, after prolonged tearing of paper around stone edges…
On the side of the plinth is embossed the name of the manufacturer: CONNECT. This basically, says it all: discreetly underscoring the whole purpose of the piece, which is to make the connection between Earth and Sky. (Whatever that means!) I would like to say I planned all this through sheer artistic brilliance, but in fact, I made a lot of mess trying to cover up the name with soggy tape and paint, before eventually deciding to accept it as one of those Significant Moments .
It is local stone slabs, sealed with laserprint collage of my recent sky photos. The stones are of uneven heights, rising towards the middle, giving a sense of unstable and shifting energy.