Materials: ground bauxite rock, acrylic paint, paper, thread, phial
Technique: calligraphy, stab binding
Size: 6 x 90 cm
Description: As children, my sister and I spent joyous weekends with our parents at our holiday home at Scarborough on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Our vivid memories include playing happily for hours on the beach and in the water. We fossicked in the rock pools, built sandcastles and climbed the trees near the beach.
Poetic phrases, composed by my sister Alison Horsley, are written in red-brown Redcliffe pigments, meandering across the book’s landscape pages in undulating rhythmic fragments of nostalgia.
eg. “Above the sea, wind-buffeted trees clutch the red cliffs with gnarled finger roots, making spiral staircases to the clifftop for eager child feet”
The hand-stitched binding incorporates a phial containing Redcliffe rock fragments.