Hilary Coole In The Spotlight - Mother Earth-Fragile Planet
King Street Gallery is delighted to welcome member Hilary Coole into the Spotlight Room to show her new work, Mother Earth-Fragile Planet. This is a departure of style for Hilary that she will continue alongside her usual 1950s inspired pieces.
“I first became interested in pursuing a series of works incorporating a Mother Earth figure back in 2017 when the members of King Street Gallery each produced a piece of work based on a Mererid Hopwood poem from her collection “Nes Draw”, my piece was based on Tomorrows Memory. Mother Earth symbolises a part of the natural world that focuses on the life-giving, nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it in the form of the mother. I felt the poem fitted well with this theme, the mother as the story-teller, using nature to hold all the memories. I produced two more pieces based on Welsh goddesses, Modron (Autumn Equinox) and Ceridwen (Cauldron of Knowledge).”
Wanting to expand further with this idea Hilary started to think about Mother Earth, who symbolises nurturing nature and how she must feel about the way our planet is slowly being destroyed by human intervention. The climate change crisis has, and is, eroding the natural beauty and balance of our world. Her nurturing and life giving aspects are being stretched to breaking point and she needs our help. We are at “The Edge of Reason” is there hope for future generations?
These new style pieces of work depict Mother Earth in various guises from a fragile desperation to a hope in tomorrows future but let us not forget “Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread” Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General.
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