Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Rowan Berry Decay

Rowan Berry Decay, originally uploaded by escher....

Rowan Berry Swoosh - on the day it was made, 1 week later, 2 weeks later, 3 weeks later and 4 1/2 weeks later.

I've been back to visit the Rowan Berry Swoosh several times and it has been really interesting how it has decayed. After one week the colours remained, those that weren't deep in the mud fell out and slugs had been eating them. The next week the green was turning to orange. The week after that it had been sunny and windy and the mud was cracking and there was no green remaining. Finally this evening the very heavy rain of last week and the last couple of days is rotting the berries.

I find it interesting to chart the passage of time and how the elements have changed and affected what happens to it and to be given the opportunity to witness all of that through one of my sculptures. If it had been sunny the whole time or wet the whole time the result would have been different. Nothing ever repeats itself, nature is always changing, what may appear to be the same is always subtly different and nuanced. You can never stand in the same river twice and I am entranced by how Mother Nature sculpts what I have made every microsecond of the day.

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