I believe that the world is made of energy nodes and that is why resonance is a natural aspect that is not given enough attention. The importance of resonance was fully revealed to me when I fully understood that the response of the float in the sea is dominated by resonance.
This is why I believe it was no coincidence that I visited Wigtown during the Book Festival (https://www.wigtownbookfestival.com/) and walked into an alley at the end of which was Gail's 'Disappearing Lines' exhibition '. From the first moment when I entered the "Hut" I felt that I had found a soulmate who, like me, looked to the past to support the path to the future.
Please open your minds and souls and discover Gail McGarva through this brief presentation of her exhibition 'Disappearing Lines'.
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The exhibition ‘Disappearing Lines’ is curated by traditional wooden boat builder Gail McGarva.
‘Builder of boats, teller of stories and keeper of memories’ Gail has a particular passion for working boats. They are strong and robust and yet the lines of these boats are truly elegant.
Gail specialises in building replicas or as she prefers to call them 'daughterboats’ breathing life into a new generation of traditional craft.
The boats she builds are not designed to be static museum pieces but expressions of 'living history’. No shape of a boat has come to be by chance. Each vessel is perfectly evolved for her purpose expressing a beautiful blend of form and function.
Sadly, many of the working boats along the coastline of Britain are under threat and the stories and memories they hold are being lost as the generations pass.
The exhibition and the accompanying audio collection ‘All boats have a story to tell’ are a celebration of the stories of these working boats, their people and their shores.
If you like a glimpse into Gail's soul, please take a look at the photos in the following album.
Thank you for photography:
Front picture (provided by Gail) by photographer Rebecca Collis for the
Images from Disappearing Lines (provided by Gail) by photographer Paul Mendes
Images from Disappearing Lines exhibition in Wigtown, Scotland, September 2023, pictures credit to Ms. Ramona Popa. Ms. Popa works could be found on FaceBook, Instagram and Etsy – nickname Mony Wee Bonnie.
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