The Stranded lobster pot

Stranded - weaving into a found lobster pot

Stranded – weaving into a found lobster pot

As part of Stranded at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, we have included a lobster pot which I found washed ashore on a Norfolk beach. I began weaving into this structure and have invited visitors to the Museum to do the same, contributing to a public work of art which will grow throughout the duration of the exhibition.

In my work, I use flotsam objects and materials as a means of considering stories of our time. Weaving sits naturally alongside storytelling, and we often talk about narrative strands, so it seemed fitting to use the lobster pot to ‘trap’ the threads of people visiting the exhibition during 2015.

I was delighted to read this tweet today from Emma Pate who has visited with her daughter Isla and shared her contribution to the weaving:

 

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