Embedded In The Flesh Of The World series explores memory embodied; reactivating gestures, marks, punctuations recalling encounters with/in the world - being outside with the wind howling around me, debris/leaves swirling; running across different terrain, sometimes falling, slipping being sucked into the mud; hiding in the grass, swimming in oceans, lochs, rivers; touching, feeling, sensing, almost belonging. Using my sensuous physicallity to create with natural/manufactured, new/discarded found materials. I choose to leave the marks of my passage, my making just as those marks have been left on/within me through my encounters. I am embedded in these forms.
In life you can be buoyed up or overwhelmed, swimming energetically, floating gently or fighting for survival. The intensity of tidal races, wave formations and maelstroms in the Gulf of Corryvrechan between isles of Jura and Scarpa (Scorba) is the Coire Bhreacain, The Cauldron of The Speckled Seas (Cauldron of The Plaid) which is 3rd largest maelstrom in the world. The topography of the narrow strait between the islands produces an intense tidal race in the Corryvrechan channel and as flood tide enters it speeds up, meeting features on the sea bed to create a whirlpool and standing waves.
EMBEDDED IN THE FLESH OF THE WORLD: SEA ESCAPE 1
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mixed media painting on canvas (acrylic and enamel paint, modelling paste and glitter gel) in white wood frame; w 126 x h 158 x d 4 cm