Wednesday, 10 August 2011

plant lines

noticed these daisies forming a live rope along the edge of a
sheep track.....

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Rope note 12

'To see if a woman was suitable to become a bride she was given a ball
of tangled to twine to untangle, seeing if she was patient enough to do
this task'  Highland tradition

still from looped film 'cho mearr rì ceann-sìomain' in the exhibition

Friday, 5 August 2011

Rope note 11

' the rope to pull the plough was made of twisted root fibres or seal skin'

Having been aware of the extent of the traditional use of ropes, needing
ropes for everything I wrote this poem as part of the exhibition -

pull the plough
hold the haystack
fasten the thatch

lead the horse
tether the cow
bind the pannier

secure the fowler
snare the bird
lash the boat

make fast