Midsummer Clootie (for Clare): Write me one beautiful sentence…


Oriel Blodau Bach

21 June  – 17 August 2019

In Scots a ‘clootie’ is a strip of cloth or rag and a ‘clootie well’ is a holy well or spring, usually with a tree growing beside it, where strips of cloth, rag or pieces of clothing are tied in the branches of the tree in a votive gesture of healing.

“Midsummer Clootie (for Clare): Write me one beautiful sentence… was made in remembrance of my friend and sometime colleague, artist Clare Thornton, who died in April 2019.”

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