This residency is very different from the time in Ireland. Then, I was an objective outsider and in an altogether different state of mind. That residency was deeply profound and still affects my work, it is just a different experience than this one. In Shetland, I am IN the sea, IN the hills, IN the skies. There is no dividing line, no objectivity-just a divine surrender to a place in time.
A heady day in Shetland-sea birds ( some puffins that you CAN'T see in these photos),, cliffs white beaches, wonderful company and laughter -and the weather was bonnie too. Anne and Mike hope you know how much it means! At St Ninian’s Isle http://www.shetland-heritage.co.uk/st-ninians-isle
I told myself that I must hunker down today and work-and was only going to the store (5 min)and back.....but the sun was out... Scalloway-
had such a wonderfully exhilarating walk (climb) today-