Greenland September 2018
Hit by a car a week before the trip, my planned creative concept for the journey was somewhat thwarted. With a broken right wrist I determined to turn the trip into a creative experiment and see what my non dominant hand could produce instead.
I’ve found that being so physically restricted has shifted something in my creative practice. Losing control seems to have opened up a new voice in the way I work. This is an exploration of how one’s identity as an artist changes as you lose/ regain functionality of parts of your body so vital to your creative output.
Although absolutely gutting, I’m grateful for the opportunity to have explored my creative capacity in a new way in such an extreme environment. It was definetly a unique experience and totally changed the nature of the trip.
I was invited to take part in this very special arctic sailing voyage in eastern Greenland by Anne Lydiat, artist and sailor based in the UK. As part of her final PHD chapter she was to follow in the footsteps of a formidable female arctic explorer in the 1930’s, Louise Arne Boyd.
We received special permission to sail into the largest national park in the world, and were the only two vessles in the region for the week we were sailing there.