Ballyvaughan Harbour 03/05/23
Waiting for Mum. 10.30 -11.00am
A steady whistling in the masts,
A seagulls call,
A distant tractor,
Crows in the trees,
A rustle of leaves,
A chatter of birds.
A pair of seagulls dancing in the breeze.
A light sky.
Footsteps on stone
A heron glides into view and is gone.
I have half an hour to wait and take a walk along the shore to see what catches my eyes and ears. I am happy to be in this moment of waiting, revisiting the location from where I started this project. I find no trace of the white porcelain arrangements I made here a month ago or any fragments from before. As my eye explores the details and horizon, I am excited to discover that somebody else has been creating little assemblages of stones since I was last here that I might have overlooked had I not been paying so much attention.
The concept behind this project is focused on negative space. In drawing this is the space that surrounds an object, it is an active space and an essential part of a composition.