This piece was made by following the run of water from its source at LLyn Y Manod, down the mountain, through the Ffestiniog valley to the place where it meets the sea in the Dwyryd estuary.
I carried a piece of vellum and laid it out on the ground near the water. Every mark on the vellum is an observed action of the water at that place.
The vellum is suspended from a branch pulled out from the river and hung with bones found near the sites on the mountain. Each bone is inscribed with the OS reference for that place and hung in order of the water’s descent.
I hope to connect you to time and place and immerse you in the quality of water that each place offers.
Born, living and working in Wales, Maria Hayes is a Fine Artist with a portfolio career. Her creative practice is central and informs her roles of artist facilitator, trainer, project manager and mentor.
In 2013 Maria was awarded a PhD in Fine Art from Aberystwyth University.
Maria often collaborates with musicians, dancers, and storytellers on performance-based projects. She has shown work extensively since 1986 in solo and group exhibitions, and performs drawing at live events. Maria’s work is in national and international collections, private and public.