Womb of Gaia: Moment by moment, breath by breath
Womb of Gaia was inspired by walking my dogs each day to a place I found myself in, in 2001. Finding plastics on every tide line was a an obsessive need to taking rucksacks full of detritus back to my studio here in Gwithian. It was a place where I could think clearly and feel free. After much research I realised the damage this was doing to marine life and their ecosystems on a global scale. It was heart wrenching to see the suffering of these innocent, intelligent creatures from sea birds to dolphins and whales. The meditation walk was a spiritual piece that involved collecting plastics along a 10 metre stretch of sandy beach in 2008. The plastics contained in the vessels were filled with seawater, which made them sparkle. As a single cell, orininating from the oceans as we all have felt so very poignant that we are destroying the global mother of all beings. I created this alongside an art-activist piece held at the British Plastics Federation HQ... with factual texts about the toxicity of plastics and how they are destroying not only the lives of our ancient relatives but will impact on the human race.