Failed Fishery - Margaret Ryall
Time Changes, Butter Point, Jerseyside - Margaret RyallGrowing up with access to a beach with a fishing stage nearby brought me in constant contact with all sorts of angry ocean remnants. I continue to seek the sea's treats during the summer months on the beaches of my then and now homes.
Keels, NL - Margaret Ryall
Codfish bones remain one of my favourite things to find.
They have such delicate fluted edges and the colour is a wheaty white. As a child we had funny names for all the different bones and we found creative ways to use them in our play.
Sentinel (2013) mixed media (codfish bone, paper, gesso, encaustic) 6 x 6 in.
This work stems from that period in my life. Our original name for this bone was soldier, but age has moved my thinking along to Sentinel. This is another work in my "Finding my way" series.