Heart and Soul – Liz Crichton

 

 

 

 

 

Title:

Heart and Soul 

 

Materials:

Sculpture/performance/digital

 

Description:

This sculpture, intended as a performance piece explores the relationship between heart and soul and the spirit of God. Delving into the risks and rewards of loving and being loved, the kite crafted from the nightdress of a recently deceased friend is taken out onto the hill for its maiden flight. It rises and falls with the wind, which both brings it to life and threatens to destroy it. The kite is at times both dragged and restrained by the string which connects it to its creator. The viewer is invited to share in the kite creator’s own emotional journey of faith, and spiritual ascent transitioning through states of freedom and security, desire and despair, fear and hope in the desire to know and understand more of the Divine. You can read more about the process behind this work here.

 

Bio:

Approaching middle age, Liz began to search for new depths of meaning and fulfilment.  After studying theology at King’s College London, she spent time on the remote island of Iona where she developed a renewed awareness of the connection between nature, creativity and spirituality. Now in possession of a first-class degree in fine art from the University of Highlands and Islands, a masters in Theology Imagination and Arts from the University of St Andrews, and an MA in Art and Social Practice, Liz works part time as the Art Facilitator at a center for healing and spirituality in Perthshire alongside developing her own work exploring our hopes, fears, choices, chances and sense of identity, seeking to inspire others to step out beyond what they know for certain.

www.revelationarts.org.uk