Please Touch

  During the installation of this work I had been determined to place the clay nests on the wall, as I had originally imagined them. But it just didn’t work.(I really did keep trying to make it work!!) I finally allowed myself to listen to both the work, and my friends, whose advice I had asked for and placed all of the nests on the floor. In the action of doing this, Paul Blackman and I discussed how lovely it was to hold them. The clay nests have a warmth about them. From this we decided to invite the audience…

nest… upcoming installation

Today is the 1st of August… I have 17 days until … Nest Stories in rope and clay “Today I bring inside the heavy brown rope and start to pull it apart     It is thick with dirt, dust and oil. It holds a story of work.     It is rugged and strong, like an old farmer who has spent his life in the fields…”   These nests have been woven from rope and formed in clay.   Fragile containers for hope:  an invocation for  shelter, security and safety for all.    This work is my response to her experiences as a…