Haugsaith, between two shores *sold*
Woven tapestry – materials wool, linen, cotton and rayon.
Size: approximately 120 x 196cm
Leila grew up and has spent all her life on the headland of Hoxa. These two beaches, the Dam of Hoxa and the Sand O’ Wright, create an “aith” (a narrow neck of land) on which is situated the burial place (“haug”) of Earl Thorfinn the Skullsplitter. It is thought Hoxa gained its place name from this feature and would have originally been “Haugsaith” in old Norse.
This place holds special meaning for Leila and is where much of her inspiration comes from. Ideas for this piece have been forming over many years and have finally come to fruition in this tapestry. Leila captures within this piece a sense of history, the passing of time, cycles of the moon and the ebb and flow of tide and of life itself.
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