“in mist and wind and rain
at the end and beginning of all
where feet of ancients have trod and toiled
is colour and substance of life
to feed and foster souls…”
A first body of work inspired and created using pigments gathered and processed from remnants of Cornwall’s historic mining industries. While the colours appear similar to those gathered in North Devon, and indeed to many earth pigments from around the world, the nature of their formation, extraction, chemistry, processing and hence creative response is somewhat different and unique, reflecting the special character of this extreme south western tip of the UK.