Found objects as windows into the past
Thank you all contributors to the community boat ‘Cwch Caergybi’: I’ll update you on its progress in the next post.
As I mentioned in a previous post I am instinctively drawn to collecting objects both natural and man made. When I walked the coastline around Holyhead most of my found objects were flotsam and jetsam (broc môr).
The following 3 works were inspired by these objects.
This is based on a ‘found’ piece of rusty metal around the harbour, which resembles a shield or figure head, through which we look into the past. It sits alongside a found wooden cross/masthead, and references the early primitive Christian vessels in the form of a simple cast lead boat.
A companion piece using ‘found’ driftwood and metal to express the simplicity and fragility of the early pilgrim vessels.
A made and patinated copper ‘wreck’ alongside a box of seabed finds.