+ for St Bride
Posted by Jenny Hunter
+ for St Bride is a new tapestry and online exhibition by artist Alexander and Susan Maris, reimagined to be presented online for the communities of Dunoon and Argyll during this period of virus and separation amongst communities.
Water, is the one element that moves between land, air and the oceans, lochs and rivers. It is a pure elixir that falls from the skies, appears on flowers at dawn, and pools itself for our ready use, as if a miracle.
Combining the water from the Well of Schiehallion with the lichen from trees surrounding St Bride’s Well in Dunoon, Susan Maris has transformed place and time into a biodynamic amber dye woven into a cross, to offer a symbol of healing and mourning in this time of isolation, a call to be connected in solidarity with others.
“It took forty days to weave this devotional work whilst all around, the world was unweaving into the chaos of the pandemic. It became clear that the original proposal for the exhibition at Dunoon Burgh Hall would have to change – to focus, without distraction, on the therapeutic symbolism of this tapestry.” Alexander and Susan Maris, 18.03.2020
Please visit our online exhibition at this link:
Dunoon Burgh Hall, 195 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7DD,