Material Matters – research, week three.

Week three took me closer towards the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, glimpsed on my journeys from Llanrhystud to Aberystwyth (on a clear day you can see the two highest peaks of Mount Snowdon from Constitution Hill, Aberystwyth). I drove along the A487 leaving the rolling hills behind for the steep, looming presence of Cadair Idris and beyond to Porthmadog on the coast. Slate and granite sheer through the surface of the sharp inclines, sharing the space with the grasses, heathers, sheep and numerous wildlife. Somehow life does more than cling to these slopes. The peaks of the mountains at times lost to the clouds which choreograph the light as it moves defining lines, forms, and mass, highlighting colours and textures. It was a fantastic reminder of interconnectedness.

The return to Aberystwyth delivered more wonderful skies and seas.