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A Common Treasury

By  Jo Ray 2012

Damien Wooten / Jo Ray

Made in response to the transitional space between the eroded dunes system at South Shields and the amusement park close by. There is something about momentary suspension from the norm in all the elements that inform this work. Enticement to give our senses over to an experience, to forget the oneself for a moment…is at the core of ‘seaside’ and fairground aesthetics. The miniaturised scale and delicate form of maritime plants, dictated by necessities of survival in a coastal environment demands our close attention...drawing us into a reverie that is more intense that our usual mode of viewing, perhaps offering us a moment of escape and lostness.

Damien Wooten

Damien Wooten

Damien Wooten / Jo Ray

Jo Ray

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