Terra Firma Leaky Boat

130 ceramic hands gather around hoping to get onto a leaky boat (a reclaimed wheelbarrow from a local wood).  This work was made in response to the Eco refugee crisis that the world faces. The majority of the hands were made in unglazed single fired brown, black and white clay, but a few are taller and glazed in bright colours – these hands represent hope.  

Terra Firma Leaky Boat was exhibited in Glasgow during Cop 26 at a climate change exhibition with Project Ability. 

One large, craggy hand holding a blue glass sphere represents our fragile planet whilst tall, brightly glazed hands guide us through the crowd; both signify hope.

If you would like to see the accompanying film of the installation please click on the link shown below.

Film of the hands set to the sound of waves


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