THEO WOOD – CONCEPTUAL CERAMICS AND DRAWING

Just got back from the most amazing week at BrisonsVeor. Truly an extraordinary spot stuck out into the ocean at the end of the land. The week was a wonderful opportunity to walk, sketch and take photographs of the surrounding area that will provide a basis for works over many months.

Up the cliff

Up the cliff

I was particularly drawn to the rocks at Priest’s cove – a site of geological interest – where time flashes backwards and moments becomes hours. Each rock seems to have something of interest and the permanent lines in the rocks seem to mirror the temporary lines in the sea surface as the waves rolled/ crashed/ smoothed in and out to the time tide of the moon.

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At night the stars seemed to waver in the strong winds and so many in the dark without city lights.

And the horizon…there almost all around, a boundary that isn’t one, a separation from earth to sky and even if you stand up tall there’s no seeing over the edge.

Stone on cliff

Stone on cliff

On another note it was interesting to see how the wind and sea had damaged that part of Cornwall…the harbour at Lamorna, the wind damaged gorse on the cliffs…usually so bright green and yellow and…. the brown evergreen Scots pines.

Theo Wood
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