Hearth Heart Earth
Posted on December 19, 2014
I love it when serendipity knocks and idea’s flow- or is it pulse theory?
In Scotland 2015 is The Year of Food and Drink. Hearth Heart Earth was written by one of our community artists on our envelope art wall and today a visitor to the Away Being exhibition spotted these two wee refugees made of vintage textiles that I created for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. My visitor explained that the text read ‘your hearth is golds’-worth’.
Meanwhile a theatre director chats to me about designing a new play for 2015 about the strength and tenacity of Hebridean women. One hundred years ago the inhabitants of Lewis and Harris grew 98% of their food, today only 2% is grown and there is food poverty. Recently I have been hanging Ian Paterson and John Maher’s Leaving Home images from 2013 and many feature abandoned hearths. I feel a new Thrive Archive project coming on connecting our food heritage, sustainability and the challenge of tending the earth to feed your family…