Wednesday, 24 February 2010
The Bad Day
'I gied da halyards back ta Robbie an I jimpit eft inta da owsing room an I took da shivel an I balled him ta Tammy Laurenson an I says "Tammy, now..if ever du did wirk i dy lefe..try dy best..ta empty her" '. Extract from first-hand account of 'The Bad Day' (Delting Disaster, 1900) by Willie Nicolson,Shetland Archive tapes.
Lots more snow and no wind for the last few days, so it's been difficult to get about and I've been in the studio working. Have been continuing to make more experimental pieces (see above); making the work in response to accounts of the 18th and 19thC fishing disasters (thank you for your comments - both on blog and on my email). I have also been painting from drawings I made of large turquoise waves crashing onto black rocks near Sumburgh. Not sure how I'm going to get all this work home as it's pretty wet...
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