I am delighted to have been invited by the artist Andrea Geile to mentor her as she embarks on a significant, long-term project.
As it explains on her website:
“[Geile is…] a visual artist based in Scotland. Best known for her corten steel projects, her contemporary art practice explores urban and rural landscapes through drawing, sculpture, public art and social engagement. Her artwork investigates, condenses and interprets nature and ecology.”
Level the Field, reproduced above, is one of my favourite works by Geile. She describes it thus:
“The sculptures are hand-cut in weatherproof Corten steel. The leaves are depicting ivy, the everlasting and ever growing, a historical synonym for life and a recurring theme in my work. It is also called Lovestone for its habit of hugging stone. On the other hand it is perceived as a serious invasive species and also as a horticultural weed; a good example for life itself and its challenges. The work was inspired by observation of the late summer when hay bales roam the Scottish landscape.”
I look forward to conversations and collaborations with Geile as we go through this stage in her artistic development together! More information to come as circumstances evolve.