Mountain of Salt is an ongoing body of work comprised of found images, appropriated text and digital shape collage which initially responded to our current narrative. Since Covid-19 unfolded in the UK and across the world, I like many others have become acutely aware of the landscape in which we are living in, where everything has felt amplified. We cling to the news for updates, statistics and curves; and in our own ways analysing the myriad forms of information. It highlights the way in which language, words and speech have a physical presence, a bearing upon us and carry weight. The connotations can be overwhelming at times.
This text based series of collages focus on the provocative language used since March 2020, and began by collecting words and sentences derived from politicians, journalists and individuals who were sharing commentary, updates or thoughts at first related to the pandemic, but it soon expanded.
Since I began making these pieces, the works have continued to evolve, it now encompasses issues and moments that have affected us well beyond the virus – conversations around oppression, racism and witnessing trauma but also to the more lighthearted, comical moments in these times where we take solace.This curious collection of phrases speaks to the dissemination of language and its affect upon us.
Mountain of Salt now encompass more than 200 works
Found photograph, appropriated text and digital shapes
Hahnemühle fine art pearl paper
8 x 8 inches, 20.32 x 20.32 cm
Each composition is available in an edition of 15 + 1 AP (Artist Proof)
Signed and numbered on verso
Available exclusive from Carrie Scott and Partners
10% of profits from sales of the series will go to Hospital Rooms, an arts and mental health charity that commissions extraordinary artworks for NHS mental health inpatient units across the UK.
You can view all 200 + works here: https://bit.ly/32Cek9K