EXHIBITION: Shorelines Galeri Caernarfon

Llanfairfechan has three Shore Lines: the beach and sea wall on one side; field and grazing sheep on the other, and threading between them, a ribbon path, bequeathed to the public in 1908 for ‘the right of wheeling at a foot pace Bath Chairs drawn by hand or by Pony Mule or Donkey….’

The shore collects a twice-daily harvest of flotsam and jetsam – the detritus of  human lives. The record of past lives have been imprinted on broken ceramic and weathered sea glass.

The slate slab fences, keep shore and field apart. Here they form screens on which maps and plants leave their mark, both natural and man-made, recalling fossils and ancient traces.

Process: Cyanotype