Flow by Rosemary Taylor
Installation

“Flow is a site-specific installation that threads and winds around the exhibition space of the Lamb Gallery before exiting into the Tower Foyer. The fine threads along the walls replicate the tributaries entering a body of water such as a river. The flow of undulating rope then runs down into the space below the gallery suggesting the spreading out as it runs towards the sea. The items held in the archive relating to the study of water, rivers and seas are so numerous and diverse that, rather than focusing on making a piece of work relating to a single one, I chose to focus on representing the water itself. ‘Flow’ is made of pre-used, redundant ropes which I have unwound and teased out to illustrate the never-ending movement of water.”

Rosemary Taylor is an Edinburgh based artist and has recently graduated with a Master of Fine Art degree, Art Society & Publics, from DJCAD.

River Deep Mountain High was an exhibition in the University’s Lamb Gallery to mark the Year of Coast and Water curated by Archive Services. Artists, designers and creative writers were invited to respond to the University’s rich archive, museum and rare book collections on the themes of rivers, seas, coasts and mountains. Original photographs, journals, plans, models and specimens relating to whaling, the River Tay, the natural world and mountaineering inspired jewellery, artwork, sculpture, poetry and much more.

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