Thursday, 5 August 2010

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Work in progress

Small mass of moss and acrylic fishing wire found on the beach seem to be so significant in the development of my work. Contrasts between organic matter and vibrant colour draws me. Net/web of the past entangled a mish mash of memories, the threads of lifes journey, the search for a starting point a meaning to it all.

Filey 2010

I was drawn to the photograph of George 'Dingle' Swales who was a Coxswain at Fileys Lifeboat station in the late 1800's. It is hard not to notice his lovely cheery face. The battle against the elements and hardship the fishermen and Lifeboat crew had to contend with during this time is something to be admired. I want to try and reflect the significance of these individuals by combining the concept of history and times past with ephemera collected.