Hello, and thanks for visiting my THROUGHSTONES blog.
I am an artist whose work is about ‘place’ and the endlessly shifting movement of life. My practice is wide-ranging – often taking the form of sculptural installations, both large and small, in and out of doors – always temporary. in keeping with the eternal movement of life, and lasting for perhaps many years to just long enough to take a photo.
From time to time, I will wander off to take a look at anything that catches my attention – from artists I admire, exhibitions and matters of ecological interest, to small local events and family life – anything in fact, that for me makes life meaningful and real.
It has always been important for me to work close to the place I call home, for however long or short a time. There is a lot in these pages about North Devon, where I have been living since September 2006. Before that, I was on a year’s residency in rural Northumberland, during which I made a circular stone piece called Throughstones, which became the title of this blog. It is also my internet nickname! I use it on social media sites and other places where you can find my work.
Two views of Throughstones – made with stone from a nearby disused drystone wall, and sealed with imagery of local trees in winter.
Why did I pick this for my blog and nickname? For me, the significance of the Throughstones piece was that it encompassed in a direct physical form what I could not express in any other way – from the universal to the absolute specifics of a particular spot on earth.
I love hearing about people’s everyday explorations, adventures and places. I enjoy sharing the experience, even if I can never go there physically myself. So I am very much looking forward to sharing thoughts, ideas and impressions with you, about the amazing world we all live in.
For more information about my art projects and activities, please see my website:
LINDA GORDON: art, nature and place