My writing practice
Writing is fundamental to my daily creative practice. It takes many forms including stream of thought journal entries, long form prose and poetry. I use the text as a springboard for metaphorical engagements which inform material response, sculptural form, scale, or repetition in my artworks.
This space is dedicated to sharing my own poetic work alongside texts from authors I find inspiring.
Dusk is filled with its own gifts.
Birds still their chatter,
swooping for insect suppers.
Low light softens edges, dancing into rooms
The show is short-lived,
but always worth attending.
Timed well, I catch a handful,
play with shadows.
These moments , I give attention.
I strive to remain present,
appreciating the ambiguity,
the unknowing, without reaching
Oftener than not the
critical internal monologue begins.
I am learning to be still.
Allowing gaps to be gaps,
with no need for filling.
- Mhairi Wild