Written in the sand by the sea

 

Sheigra story, NW Sutherland, Scotland, 2010

 

 

Soap Rock story, Nr Lizard, Cornwall, 2013

     
   

 

 

St Olaf story, Lundwick Bay, Unst, Shetland, 2014

 

South Boisdale story, South Uist, Scotland, 2009

 

 

Polin story, NW Sutherland, Scotland, 2010

 

 

Unstad story, Lofoten islands, Norway, 2011

 

 

Tregurian story, Watergate Bay, Cornwall, 2011

 

 

St Ninian story, The Mainland, Shetland, 2014

 

 

 

 

South Boisdale Museum: Fragments - 2011; baked beach clay and plant matter and fired beach clay on wood.

 

 

 

These stories are told to beachcombers by the sea using lines of seaweed. Each story (or ‘story’ if you are a sceptic) is printed on tablets made of beach clay which I collected, processed and fired (with the kind help of Olda Asenbryl of Sarn Pottery).  Each story is documented by photographs of the location, and photomontages decomposing the seaweed lines into visual characters. Three of the stories so far are also expressed in paintings composed of the seaweed characters.