I have a solo exhibition ‘Sea Wrack and Flotsam’ opening at the Skylark in Portobello on 29th Jan 2020. I will be showing new kelp inspired wall hangings. As with my earlier Sea Ware installation, in seeking to reflect the tension between fragility and strength the work is informed by the pivotal role of the kelping industry in the creation and exploitation of crofting communities in Scotland. The hangings have evolved over the last couple of years. In this new body of work I scorch and burn the rice paper in reference to the way in which kelp was collected and burnt to create alkali in the late 17th and early 18th Centuries.
The exhibition runs from 29th Jan – 1st March. Opening hours 10:00 am – 10:00pm.