Christmas Blue Magpie – Artist Profile: Lizzie Weir

Tumbled, battered, burnt, lost, found, stranded pieces of ephemera gathered on the tidelines of beaches, on the hinterlands where the sand meets the land… each piece has journeyed, travelled over waves, through storms, bobbed, floated and drifted onto the strandline and into my hands.

This collection features pieces of flotsam that Lizzie has collected throughout her life; sea sponges, rusty metal, wood with ship worm holes, driftwood, nuts, seeds, pips, the sole of a shoe…each piece sculpted by the sea and the journey it has been on.

Lizzie sees each piece of jewellery as a three-dimensional drawing, an extension of the marks and shapes that hold endless fascination for her and that she sees everywhere she walks and looks.

Many of the pieces of flotsam featured in this G A T H E R I N G S collection are from beaches in the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, The Isles of Scilly and Devon (with perhaps a few sun-drenched Portugal beaches thrown in!)

Lizzie will be at the market Saturday & Sunday

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