From Source to Sea

 

I would like to live

Like a river flows,

Carried by the surprise

Of its own unfolding.

 

John O’Donohue, Irish philosopher and former monk

 

Water takes on many forms, as it tumbles its way from mountain top to ocean. Assynt, the region of North West Scotland where I live, is veined with peaty burns and puddled by hundreds of fish-filled lochs. And where the land meets the sea, the pattern of rock and pool is intricate as lace.

There is a great deal of life to be found at the edge of the land. Here, the birds paddle and parade, picking their way through the flotsam and jetsam cast ashore by each high tide. I find that I have no awareness of time when looking out to sea, but become hypnotised by the rhythmic movement of the waves and by the elusive nature of the horizon.

 

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Marine Gallery

 

The following works were part of an exhibition held at the Ceilidh Place, Ullapool, during the autumn of 2016.  I shared the space, and the theme, with Glasgow-based mural artist and illustrator Chelsea Frew.

 

Goose Barnacles textile

Goose Barnacles      120cm x 110cm

 

Urchin I (detail) textile

Urchin I (detail)      110cm x 110cm

 

Urchin II (detail) textile

Urchin II      120cm x 90cm

 

Cast textile

Cast      55cm x 150 cm

 

The Pull of the Sea

The Pull of the Sea      105cm x 120cm

 

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Stacs I, II and III  (Tryptich)          Each panel approx 55cm x 145 cm

 

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Sea Garden     65cm x 135cm                                             The Blue Boat      55cm x 140 cm

 

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Ebb      110cm x 105 cm

 

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Star     125cm x 110cm

 

husk

Husk     65cm x 135cm

 

seasoundr                                Moon Jelly I      47cm x 150cm                                                            Moon Jelly II       50cm x 150cm                               

 

Kelp

Kelp     55cm x 155cm

 

Email : jan@wildtiles.co.uk    Tel : 01854 666279,   Postal Address : Jan Kilpatrick, Cul Mor, Elphin, By Lairg, Sutherland, IV274HH.
 
 

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