Jean Newman

feannagan I (2014)
ink over rust wash on paper, 25cm x 25cm

feannagan II (2014)
peat soot, rust and gum arabic over peat ash and gum arabic on
​paper, 25cm x 25cm

feannagan III (2014)
peat soot, rust, sand and PVA over gesso on card, 21cm x 14cm

feannagan IV​ (2014)
peat soot, rust and gum arabic over gesso on card, 21cm x 14cm

feannagan V (2014)
rust with PVA, overlaid with peat ash, 25cm x 14 cm

Looking at absence and presence within our current environment, these pieces, like the previous pieces in “cas chrom”  focus on a limited section of the shoreline of the Isle of Grimsay.  The area is redolent with signs of past activity – an abandoned boat, rusted chain, peat cuttings – and in particular the traces of feannagan – “lazybeds”. 
 
These pieces reflect the traces of feannagan in the landscape and include pigments made from the elements found here – mud, rust, seaweed, peat and ash.