Sculptures on the beach by Holly Dawes
There is uncertainty, photo by Rachel Blackman

Trudging through a moon scape at dawn wearing my moon shoes

I am drawn to the pink clay

I am bleeding

Earth blood

Last night I slept on clay under nearly full moon. I dreamed I was lying on different clay in a different time, and it swallowed me into the earth.

12/06/2022

There is uncertainty, photo by Rachel Blackman
There is uncertainty, photo by Rachel Blackman
There is uncertainty, photo by Rachel Blackman

There is Uncertainty

I find a plateau where the clay is flat and relatively smooth and put down my sleeping bag, I am covered in sea salt and grey clay dust. As I snuggle down into my sleeping bag the moon is rising, it is nearly full and it’s giving so much light that it could almost be day. I fall asleep to the sound of owls and the sea. The clay seeps into my dreams. My body feels broken, beaten and I am lying on clay, the clay draws me in, and I sink into the depths of the earth, it feels cool, heavy, dark and wonderful, a release from my body so that I am earth and earth is me. Delight in the materiality of the world. After waking I start to walk back the way I came, along the clay. I pick up a piece of pink clay and put it in my pocket; this crumbling piece of clay was then used in my exhibition, ‘Terra’, at Colden’s gallery.