I am proposing to make an ongoing work informed by derivatives of the Three Marks of Existence: impermanence, imperfection and incompleteness. In an ontological collision of nature, history and myth, I am proposing to approximate the intangible forging of a metaphysical kinship with the rugged elements of the ancient Cornish land and seascapes - a mysterious land that holds traces of animism from a lost time when nature was honoured, brutal and raw as opposed to aestheticised, tamed and exploited. The work is underpinned by a personal quest for a necessary fusion with nature, to escape the cacophony of technologised input and seek out qualities of the world that are found in lessons learned from nature. It is in traces of the subtle flow of time and acceptance of impermanence, imperfection and incompleteness that beauty emanates from the interminable chain of being.
Fig.1: Rosemary Lewsie, 1999. Tregarrick Tor Menhir. In Payne, R. (1999) The Romance of the Stones: Cornwall's Pagan Past. Fowey Rare Books.