While artist-in-residence at Guapamacataro Centre for Art and Ecology, I produced multiple projects relating to connection to nature and the land. One of these outcomes was my Clay Meditation, a workshop/performance using the clay I had processed on site involving other residents. Through the workshop we explored connections between ourselves and the land, considering the link the clay had to the place and also using the physicality of the material to work through mental exercises.
We then used the clay to explore mark-making with natural materials. While the clay was too soft to create a finished piece, the process of making and our interaction with the clay was the most important thing.
This workshop built on a previous clay meditation performance I did during my degree and I really enjoyed developing this to find further meaningful connections to the land.