saltscapes

[2009] from a series of twenty five small works – salt of the earth – liminal landscapes, coastal erosion, sand, silt, and mud – in the processes of making, inspired the writing of haiku [tiny poems]. textured gesso and glazes on wood panels, 15cm x 15cm. originally exhibited at Salthouse 09 : Salt of the Earth, curated by Simon Martin.

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saltscape ii 2009 

limestone rocks
salt trails a scar
in time, healed

saltscape xxi 2009 

the haze cleared, crystalline sky,
salt lakes and tidal pools
melting, silvered silt

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saltscape xv 2009 

a rockscape moulded
vestigal traces
marks the slippery way out

saltscape xviii 2009 

the ashes sighed,
mourning the old flame,
murmuring, if only

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saltscape vii 2009 

abraded, by seawater and salt
coarse skin, furrowed then frowned
at a more polished reflection

saltscape xiv 2009 

a bloodshot sky
hand in hand,
we returned

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saltscape xi 2009 

underground, a stream
of consciousness
pitting perception, flows

saltscape xiii 2009 

in ore, the chromium mire
life lies sleeping
slowly mineralised

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saltscape xxv 2009 

bruised rouge, to grey
and clodded clay
clawed deep, the way

saltscape xii 2009 

a disaster area
belches black,
fury inflamed

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saltscape xx 2009 

in a waterlogged eden,
the birds took flight
on sensing the eyes of strangers

saltscape xx 2009 

stepping on stones, skipping
the sedimental slabs, water blackened
striated, to the shore