Sky Meets Sand

OK that’s seaweed but she does catch the odd crab! They pincer her muzzle and she lets go quick!

OK that’s seaweed but she does catch the odd crab! They pincer her muzzle and she lets go quick!

Inspiration for my Sky meets Sand Rug comes from evening walks of glorious sunset when I can see sky colours reflected among the infinite variety of sculptured sand ripples and sea water out at low tide on Dhoon Bay. My beloved Belle Dog likes to fish in the river for crabs while I take photos and feel awe at the timelessness of the wide open space. I wanted to recreate the timelessness of the wide open space and capture the fleeting moments of ever changing sky mirrored in the wet sand ripples. This phenomenon has happened for aeons so I wove crossed sand ripples to suggest the strength of the repetitive rhythms of time and effect in identification with the gift of our existence. I have carved into the rug a little to emphasise the structure of ripples, the light and the dark, for interest to the surface of the rug. The rug feels firm like firm sand, and as sand the rug is a giving surface to walk, sit and lie on, its warm and made to last for a long, long time.

Dhoon Bay looking towards Kirkcudbright photo by Laura

Dhoon Bay looking towards Kirkcudbright photo by Laura