Natural Monument: Earth, Jacquie Campbell, 2021, earth and detritus from fire on the ground in the Bury St Edmunds water meadows
This precariously balanced fragile globe is nestled in Looms Lane. A fitting monument this week - I hope someone finds it and cares for it.
as if Sisyphus / paused / a moment too long / the perfect boulder / slipping past / his weary shoulders / the world braced for impact // what remains may be enough / a stem or two of other worldly grass / light starved / seeds intact / a scattering breath
Jacquie Campbell As someone who is simultaneously baffled and fascinated by the everyday world, my artistic activity allows me to think through the questions that niggle at the back of my mind. I am often absorbed with how we perceive and connect with barely visible and overlooked processes that exist within our surroundings and everyday life. I construct spaces, journeys and sometimes objects that invite ‘noticing’. I am interested in how we can practice ‘deep looking’, beyond the visual, using all our senses. I wonder whether a stronger understanding and better connection with these unexamined processes would lead to different ways of being in the world: a sense of wellness and a new environmental conversation.
Instagram @ jaccampbellrojo @flow.east @wildhabits2020 www.jaccampbell.com
Sue Burge is a freelance creative writing and film studies tutor based in North Norfolk. Her four poetry collections are: In the Kingdom of Shadows (Live Canon 2018), Lumière (Hedgehog Poetry Press 2018), The Saltwater Diaries (Hedgehog Poetry Press 2020) and Confetti Dancers (Live Canon 2021). www.sueburge.uk
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I am an artist and the curator for grove and groving. This blog is groving online, and records the artworks placed on the streets of Bury St Edmunds along with responses to the work by commissioned writers.