The public space at Red Door hosts a collection of objects and artworks. They have been donated by the local community, Red Doors artists and sometimes from further afield. All have been volunteered at will. The space now reflects all those who frequent it and tells an evolving story…..
I have always collected and become attached to objects, often found, made or acquired and having little or no financial value, I am interested in what gives something we own value, and why and how this is connected to our view of ourselves, our memories, our past and also our idea of status.
Hiraeth is a Welsh word for which there is no direct English translation. It describes a kind of homesickness for more than your physical home, a sense of longing and deep nostalgia. To feel Hiraeth is to yearn for a home you cannot return to, that no longer exists, or maybe never was. It is sometimes used to describe the beauty of the Welsh landscape or when discussing a collective past.
I find the sound and meaning of the word quite beautiful and also deeply familiar, a feeling of being incomplete and also complete at exactly the same moment.
I believe an attachment to objects and what we consciously and subconsciously choose to represent ourselves with is laced with our own personal Hiraeth.
I want to express thanks to everyone who has given something to Red Door Studios, whether it be objects, artwork, craft, time, ideas, music or something else, the collection continues to grow.
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