This is OUTSIDER ART, stuff from the UDDER-SIDE.
If you want professionally acclaimed art made from cow's udders see Dorothy Cross. If you just want mammary art see some of the great masters or look up Louise Joséphine Bourgeois.
and SHOP here (soon to be available)
for UNIQUE sea and land-related
(individually numbered) art from the UDDER-SIDE:
STRING+LIMPETS evolved from a beach combing walk along a Scottish shoreline to the idea of STRIMPETS. This fusion of discarded sea-washed plastic and the natural rings left from abraded limpet shells came together in a zen-like moment.
SNIG NESTS are the plastic detritus of our association with the ocean, specifically abandoned fishing line. The wondrous and marvellous powers of tide, current and swell have combined to transform linear line into nests to harbour marine creatures, seaweeds and other fragments. The ocean in its wisdom then spits these back to the land where they are collected and treasured.
JU-JU is a potentiality. An improbable but possible methodology for warding off the dark side. There is a thin vein of material density between us and the others. Prepare yourself.
MY ART HONOURS THE ANCIENT STONE ARTFORMS OF THE FAR EAST CALLED GONGSHI BY THE CHINESE, SUSEOK BY THE KOREANS AND SUISEKI BY THE JAPANESE. I PUNK IT UP BY MERGING THE SEARCH FOR SPECIAL STONES WITH THE WANTON MARINE PLASTIC WASTE OF THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMMON. THE OCEAN.
How many pebbles are there on a beach? How many of them might be considered to be special enough to pick up and treasure? Can anyone imbue such simple keepsakes with sufficient good thoughts to make them lucky? Is there such a principle as 'mind over matter'? Can matter retain memory? Do you feel inclined to take a punt? I comb beaches searching for nature's serendipitous products. Sometimes I get lucky. I can pass this on to you.
This is the sound of the sea breaking on a gentle pebble beach. Swish, swash, swish, swash. It is also a serendipitous range of body-wear items for the adventurous sea-souls among us