14 September 2012
The countdown continues with just a week to go now before the residency exhibition. I've spent most of this week quietly stitching away on Spurn Cloth #1 in my studio at home. This 4.7 metre long piece is a patchwork of rust-dyed silk and I've used stitch to add further texture to the marks already there. Some parts I've left without stitches: this space is important. The stitches confirm the creases in the cloth giving movement, like ripples on the ever-moving water out there, or the ripples set in the sand each time the tide comes in and then out again.
In the lamp room this will be hung in a curved form so you can't ever see all of the piece at once. The visitor will walk round it on their way to the platform to look at the view. This piece quietly reflects that view, with a horizon of sorts along the whole length of it. Soon it will be time to roll it up in my studio ready to go back to the lighthouse.