"of dirt, and spit, and poetry"

A mixed media painting, responding to the very sensual qualities of a powerful poem, "Meadowsweet" by Kathleen Jamie (in "The Tree House"), an exploration of the tradition which saw female Gaelic poets being buried face down. My response evokes the texture "of dirt, and spit, and poetry", taking inspiration from the poet that refuses to allow her voice to be quelled, her words instead gestating underground, from her saliva, to rise up again as plants and herbs such as the meadowsweet of the title.
Exhibited in "an attitude of mind" exhibition at The Pathfoot Gallery, in The University of Stirling (12 Oct. - 3rd Dec. 2010). The exhibition celebrates the appointment of Kathleen Jamie to the Chair of Creative Writing at Stirling University.
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an_attitude_of-mind_10-0004.jpg
Date:
22/10/10
Location:
Photographer:
John K. McGregor

"of dirt, and spit, and poetry"

A mixed media painting, responding to the very sensual qualities of a powerful poem, "Meadowsweet" by Kathleen Jamie (in "The Tree House"), an exploration of the tradition which saw female Gaelic poets being buried face down. My response evokes the texture "of dirt, and spit, and poetry", taking inspiration from the poet that refuses to allow her voice to be quelled, her words instead gestating underground, from her saliva, to rise up again as plants and herbs such as the meadowsweet of the title.
Exhibited in "an attitude of mind" exhibition at The Pathfoot Gallery, in The University of Stirling (12 Oct. - 3rd Dec. 2010). The exhibition celebrates the appointment of Kathleen Jamie to the Chair of Creative Writing at Stirling University.
Ref:
an_attitude_of-mind_10-0004.jpg
Date:
22/10/10
Location:
Photographer:
John K. McGregor