LIMINALITY was photographed on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, using a converted full spectrum camera and an infrared filter, which shows the health of plants, thriving on the misty Isle. The series reinstates Scotland’s mythological fairies as a statuesque powerful goddesses, rather than the diminutive fairies that were later written into stories such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the 1500s. The series considers the myth of Cailleach who created the mountains with fire and carved them with ice, and depicts this with blood like feminine forms.
It is said that the mountaintops, streams and glens, that we hiked and depicted in this series, are liminal places where people can still commune with the fairies. Here, in these liminal places, the far and near fold into each other, so that time creases and overlaps.
The poems, which speak to the power of feminine earth formations, will be engraved by hand on blood red soapstone (found naturally on the Isle of Skye), anchoring the text in the earth. Together, the words examine the liminal places pictured in Kate's photographs, calling on us to consider the spaces where time bends, and warps. Where borders pucker. Where the line between the near and far wears thin, like a thinning cloud. We cross over.