Coast walks: creelstones


These thirty or more unused and broken creel stones, first discovered dark and shiny at the end of a wet summer, exerted a fascination which led me to draw and photograph them many times during the following years, as they bleached and became overgrown with dandelion.
Now gone, these stones have inspired several pieces of work which had its origins here but went on to say more about the colours, shapes and seasons of Orkney.

The colour and variety of flat, tar-stripe stones, bespoke-framed by worn and rust-stained wood, seem to me to contain some basic essence of Orkney which I have attempted to express in the ‘Four past use’ series.

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~ by linesofcommunication on 1 15th March 2010.

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