The body in time and place

Through symbolic action Becky Bowley’s work evokes the relationship between the body and time through the medium of traditional making and the movement of the body within a place. Her interest lies in poetical dialogues between the memory and imagination of human feeling and experiences becoming an embodiment of dream, myth and the ineffable. Materials are composed as symbols of the elements that resonate with impermanence and hint at transformation - to move the body within time and space “To cross a territory, to walk, to open a path, to recognise a place, to comprehend symbolic values, to invent a geography”5.

Grace waves and cherry blossom

I have nothing to offer you except this small bowl of tea and a lotus flower

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Documentation by Charlotte Morgan and Mark Doyle, Painting in collaboration by Dominic Mason. Tea serving with thanks to poets Matthew Clegg and Chris Jones.

 (white china tea bowls, green tea with cherry blossom, kettle and tea pot)