Monthly Archives: February 2017

New work, oil, preparation for Iona notebooks…

Kate Walters Island Creature oil on paper 2016 small file

Island Creature, oil on paper, 2016.

 

Yesterday I worked with my friend Karen Lorenz to record readings from my fragmentary notes made whilst sitting on the white sands of Iona, or in the bosky light of St Oran’s Chapel. The readings are for a film Karen is making about my Iona works, due to be released around the same time as the launch of the book Iona Notebooks.

Here is a short passage I wrote whilst sitting on a rock beside the forlorn body of a dead seal pup in November 2016.

 

Little slim skull

speckled grey babe

silver black and senseless

the crows make sky of your eyes

I sit hunched in the cold wind, and weep for you.

 

Island Creature, oil on paper, 2016.   Yesterday I worked with my friend Karen Lorenz to record readings from my fragmentary notes made whilst sitting on the white sands of Iona, or in the bosky light of St Oran’s Chapel. The readings are for a film Karen is making about my Iona works, due to… Read more »

Limelight, Falmouth Art Gallery, February 2017.

@katewaltersartist - detail from Obsidian, watercolour on gesso-prepared paper, snapped on exhibition on the Limelight Wall in the gallery. Please pop in to clearly see all the exquisite layers within this work-until 5pm Saturday, 11/2/17. #falmouthartgallery #limelight #painting #contemporaryart #horse #cornishart #katewaltersartist
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93 likes 1w falmouthartgallery@katewaltersartist – detail from Obsidian, watercolour on gesso-prepared paper, snapped on exhibition on the Limelight Wall in the gallery. Please pop in to clearly see all the exquisite layers within this work-until 5pm Saturday, 11/2/17. #falmouthartgallery #limelight #painting#contemporaryart #horse #cornishart#katewaltersartist senecalake2This is beautiful❤️ merleluhaaar socktacularOh, I just love this!! falmouthartgallery Following 51… Read more »

Earthlines covers – back and front!

I’m delighted that my work has been chosen to grace the covers of March 2017 Earthlines magazine:-

Quiet seemed to be the best kind of loud during that crazy, coming-home-to-roost winter. We just knuckled down and got on with doing the work and focusing on making this issue of the magazine as fine as it possibly could be – in the face of all that was, in spite of all that was. And so we have a new ‘Earthlines’ just back from the printer and we hope that it will be a breath of fresh air, a reminder of good people living well – committed people telling their stories, realistic yet joyful. We’ll be mailing out in the next fortnight. To get a copy please visit: http://www.earthlinesmagazine.org/buy/ Here’s a look at the beautiful cover thanks to the very talented Kate Walters

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I’m delighted that my work has been chosen to grace the covers of March 2017 Earthlines magazine:- Quiet seemed to be the best kind of loud during that crazy, coming-home-to-roost winter. We just knuckled down and got on with doing the work and focusing on making this issue of the magazine as fine as it… Read more »

Puglia, January 2017

 

Inside Galatina Church

 

 

after rain Puglia    curled skeleton

Carrying fire.

Vessel of fire.

Protection against fire and sickness.

Doorway Puglia    Galatina Church Nave

Horse with talismanic gifts.

Head Tree, leafiness, crown seeding.

Heart Tree smaller file     drawings Puglia   Madonna

 

baby skeleton

 

Baby Skeleton

Cave Shadow

 

Shadows make breasts or a crown for me

I am Boat, I am torrent streaming, pooling, shadows, red ground, sinking, gathering.

Burnt olive, ash and smoke, morning scent, orange fruit and lemon.

The poems of Rilke, writing to God, sitting in the cave, feeling the memories of horses walking in circles.

Bird with marigold     In the cave In the cave at Impisi with work by David Westby.

 

Forms filled with prayer, I clothe myself in prayer.

Thinking about The Ode of the Mantle…. words written by a sick poet: he dreamed of The Prophet laying a mantle over him; when he awoke he was cured. Water washed over the words of the Ode are thought to contain healing powers- they were given to the unwell to drink.

Sewing the scented Wound

Stitching the scented Wound

‘Living with the Sky upon me.’ Rilke

“By paths unknown to us, they all go upwards” Cioran

Wetting the souls of one’s feet in their tears” (writing about the Saints) Cioran.

Being tied to the invisible – how does that look?

Figure Figure with tree spirit in soul place

Figure with Tree spirit in soul place; tree with cut throat;

The melting crown of the seal-hare;

Arms as places for spirit to land, and rest, be restored;

The umbilicus of the Bird – an energetic navel?

Heart's Tongue

Horse with Soul Smoke  Horse with soul smoke

Horse sees a sickness   Horse calls out the sickness

 

Horse calls out the sickness; Horse sees the sickness; Horse blows sickness away.

 

  Inside Galatina Church          Carrying fire. Vessel of fire. Protection against fire and sickness.      Horse with talismanic gifts. Head Tree, leafiness, crown seeding.              Baby Skeleton   Shadows make breasts or a crown for me I am Boat, I am torrent streaming, pooling, shadows,… Read more »