Celtic Knot Day of the Dead
Design and Woodcarving.
about the submission.
The film shows all the pieces I submitted to the heART swap submitted to the Day of the Dead Festival hosted by Kara Jones aka Mother Henna and marks the beginning of me exploring art as a way to express myself and my grieving. At the very end of the film there is a little clip of the beach where I collected the driftwood and all the rocks that have since been used for my various other driftwood and stone carving project.
The design of the DoDF artwork is something that comes up in a lot of other pieces I've made since. It's a pattern (for lack of a better word) that has resurfaced in other pieces... stone carving, the mug, breakfast bowl. I use this mug daily. -Ines
about the artist.
Ines, aka forward tumble, is a 42 year old mother of Fionn who died before he was born in June 2008. After a year of serious illness, she is learning to live her life without her child.
In Ines’ words, “While art and creativity has always somewhat been part of my life, I used to take a lot of pictures (still do) to capture the beauty of life. I have recently discovered art as a new way of expressing and releasing parts of me from within. I now pursue art in a more deliberate way because it seems to cleanse/liberate me which helps both in my grieving and life in general.”
Ines lives in rural Ireland in a house in a big field two miles from the sea. She maintains a number of blogs: forward tumble; daily forward tumble, chronicling her Creative Everyday Challenge; Fionn, a blog about her son; and tunnel time, a blog about growing vegetables in a poly tunnel in Ireland.