Fish Project 2012
In 2012 I decided to repeat the project. I knitted more fish, sewed them together and embroidered them with words of wildness. Dance seemed to have become a part of the project watching the fish in the wind. Thinking of Lewis Carroll’s influence, I asked the observing passers by, will you, won’t you, will you, won’t you join the dance?
I also made a handout to see if people would participate by being photographed with the fish, to show their support. I do have several photographs of people at Brockton Point with the fish but here I am just displaying the images of the fish on different days. Some of the fish were moved around in the tree, maybe blown or pulled down but were later replaced in the tree by someone unknown. One day I saw the blue fish had been hung over the lower trunk but at a later visit someone had hung them back in the higher branches.
This was the fall of 2012 and nearby the chestnut tree dropped its conkers and our perfect tree dropped its leaves preparing for winter. Again the fish stayed hanging for four or five weeks and then disappeared except for two remaining white ones that maybe were too high to reach.
Fish Project 2012 Handout
1st visit on a sunny day
A film crew are busy packing up
Visit at the end of Sept
7 Oct Blue fish have been hung across the trunk
Last visit 13 October – The blue fish are dancing again. Thank you to whoever hung the blue fish!