Reckonings I-XII, 2019

Ink made from burnt peat from the Saddleworth Moor fires on Saunders Waterford paper

Reckonings I-XII, June 2019

The culmination of an environmental art project using burnt peat collected from Saddleworth Moor after the fires of 2018.

Walking the moors my senses were assaulted by the acrid smell, this three months after the initial fires. Pollution from the Industrial Revolution, which had caused the degradation of the blanket bog around Manchester, was released by the fires back into the air blown over the city. 

As I processed the peat into ink this same smell permeated my kitchen and studio.

Reckonings I-XI, 2019, at MA Exhibition, HOME mcr

 © 2018 by Sophy King