Remedial Geologies is a series of works depicting natural rock formations in clear glass and noble gases created by artist Romily Alice Walden.
The work seeks to explore the link between natural landscape and wellness; echoing the artist’s experience of being separated from nature because of physical disability, and asking whether the landscape can still be remedial if viewed through a digital or abstracted medium. The work was originally conceived as a way to bring distant bodies of land off the screen and into Romily’s bedroom. The natural gas trapped inside the glass acts as a kind of bottled nature; bringing a tangible portion of the natural world into the house-bound experience. As the gas moves inside the glass, the pieces become living objects, countering the stillness and isolation that can develop in conjunction with physical and geographic constraints.
Co-commissioned with Blackpool’s Art B&B, a boutique hotel for art lovers in the heart of Blackpool. The former Ocean Hotel at 180 The Promenade, Blackpool, has been redeveloped as part of a new Community Interest Company designed as a legacy project from Left Coast, an Arts Council England Creative People and Places project, which developed a programme of arts, culture and creative activity happening across Blackpool and Wyre on the Fylde Coast.
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