Reflecting on geodiversity and connection to place…

Looking at geodiversity, geological culture and ego ethics…at aspects that strengthen the bond that joins people to their environment. Is it the diversity of materials that form our habitat, Or the faults and forms created by time and the elements? Is it oral traditions and song that remind us how our surroundings have been perceived through history? Are we more and more detached from our surroundings. And if we move from one place to another…what do we bring with us? What is it that connects us to place, past and present? Do we need to look back at pre-industrialised times to find solutions to the very current problem of climate change? ? I am drawn to what has been unseen, unheard or untouched for a long time, not dead but dormant,…often ignored and forgotten. It gives me comfort and joy, it makes me feel resourceful too!

I bring the sound of the txalaparta
I bring the sound of the txalaparta
I made a thumb piano that only had four notes, one day I will make one I can wear so I can carry the music without needing a bag.
I made a thumb piano that only had four notes, one day I will make one I can wear so I can carry the music without needing a bag.

Marina’s hag chime

I had to make an earring for #womenofthehill, I always get sidetracked when I work with brass, it has such a great chime like sound! I based the shape on a hag stone, a stone with a naturally occurring hole, also called adder stone or witch stone, gloine nan druidh in Scottish Gaelic. They are believed to have magical powers such as protection against eye disease, evil eye and nightmares. Also believed to cure whooping cough.

I made a video of it with wee Marina. https://vimeo.com/142261759

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