Sea Library is a room for the sea. Books, seashells, driftwood and artworks grow on walls like corals on a reef. Far from being a white cube, the library is mirrored in each and every frame, creating a world of many dimensions and merged stories. Come and explore.
I asked each artist, what the sea means for her.
This week it’s Angela Cockayne. I am happy to have two of her limited edition prints in the Sea Library.
Angela Cockayne is a British artist living in Cornwall. Her works are about the sea, some are even made from the sea, and their voice sings a song of our era where climate has gone terribly wrong because of our sins.
Angela’s muse is the snow white whale from Herman Melville’s masterpiece Moby-Dick. Together with writer Philip Hoare, she has created a big audio-book, read in well-known voices and filled with beautiful art: www.mobydickbigread.com. In the meadow by her house stands an ark, waiting for flood, metaphorically filled with things, that people from all over the world want to save for the future; add things you care about to Ark Embrace too.
Afloat on the afterglow of forbidden energy, texting the celestial canopy above. To sleep on the sea I return to a primeval cradle, a place to rest, not to think, but absorb. Transmuted in dreams I become the ocean.Angela Cockayne