A call out for help making a community boat, and a grass boat, an empty vessel awaiting the future.
As part of my flotilla, I would like to include a larger boat-based installation – ‘Cwch Caergybi’ – which carries textile work made by the community. I am looking for any person/s, or group who would be interested in contributing to this community boat, which will be installed permanently within a venue in Holyhead. The finished work will have information on all contributors.
Would you like to contribute:
a small textile ‘banner’ (33 x 42 cm) to hang within the iron rod structures (see below)
circular piece of crochet to hang within the portholes?
This can be in any soft material, sewn and/or printed, and can be entirely your design.
I ended my last post with my imaginary ‘longboat ferry’ carrying nothing but haulage to Dublin port. I felt compelled to add one more vessel to my personal flotilla, reflecting on the current situation at Holyhead: post Brexit, but still within the parameters of the Covid global pandemic.
Using the same ancient iconic vessel form, I made the ‘Grass Ferry’, pictured below.
An empty vessel, with haulage now directed elsewhere.
This vessel appears as a contradiction and confusion of materials handled in a fairy-tale way, but it raises many questions:-
Is the grass greener on the other side?
Will tourism take over from trade?
Is this the future of our land, as a park?
Is there a more optimistic future, with greener pastures?
The list is endless.
An empty vessel awaiting the future.
5 May 2021