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“Weird Sisters” at Sculpture in the Valley 2022

Meg submitted an idea for the Waveney & Blyth Arts Sculpture Trail earlier this year on the theme of “Between Two Worlds”, and has been accepted. An unusual three-trunked birch tree on the hillside above Potton Hall, Suffolk (the Trail venue), caught her eye and she started working on the idea of the three goddesses of pre-Christian northern Europe. (read more here)

Sketch of stone carving in Bath Museum.

Variously known in the Atlantic Isles as the Norns, the Weird Sisters, or the Morrigan, they are fertility goddesses, depicting three stages of a woman’s life; the Crone (Macha), the Mother (Babh), and the Maiden (Ana). They are often shown carrying babies, sheaves of wheat or horns of plenty,

Three-trunked birch tree at Potton Hall.

The birch tree was also revered as one of the eight chieftain trees. Meg decided to combine the idea of three goddesses with her theme of tree spirits – between two worlds of human and spirit, earth and sky, linked by the tree. She will create three masks, using birch bark and other materials, to place on the three trunks.

The Trail will run from May 27th to June 26th 2022. More details to come.

 

Psyche at Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2022

Meg’s work has been accepted for the trail at Raveningham this year, which will run from

Sat 30th July – Sun 4th September.

http://www.raveninghamsculpturetrail.com

The subject of the trail is Journey, and she’s making a series of small pieces, some in the form of bass-relief tiles, illustrating the classical story of Psyche and Cupid. This will be inspired by, but different from, her film “Psyche! Open the Box!” (read more)

https://www.nutmegpuppet.co.uk/category/productions/film/page/2/

The site for the installation will be the branches of an ancient wisteria against a wall, with linked pieces following Psyche’s journey. Original music from the film composed and recorded by Jane Wells will add to the atmosphere of the piece.

 

New work for Raveningham Sculpture Trail – Children of Leda

Meg has been working for the past 6 weeks on three new pieces for the Raveningham Sculpture Trail, which opens on Sat 31st August, inspired by the idea of Shelter. Following her own themes of Swan Women and coercion, she thought about how a nest shelters but can be a trap, and about the very fragile shelter of an egg. (read more here)

The new pieces refer to the classical myth of Leda and her children. Raped by the god Zeus in the shape of a swan, Leda gives birth to two eggs and has to hide them and keep them safe from their father.

They hatch out into the twins – the goddess Artemis/Diana who presides over night/the moon and the god Apollo, who presides over day/the sun.
Placed in the garden at Raveningham, tucked safely under a hedge, the twins lie sleeping in their egg-shells. Near them, a new manifestation of Infant/Soul – Hatching, has broken out of her own egg and grown wings to fly into a new life.

Originally made in clay…

Artemis

….moulded with silicone, and cast in Jesmonite.

Apollo

Open daily 31st July – 5th Sept, 10-5pm

Book your time slot in advance, or call in a get the next slot available.

https://raveninghamsculpturetrail.com/plan-your-visit/

@raveninghamsculpturetrail

The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU.

01508 548406,  cinnamongallery@gmail.com