During a residency in Manorbier in Pembrokeshire, I worked with the sandstone rocks found in this area, these rocks speak of deep history of time before humans existed as we know, when we were important and the rocks were as they still are wisdom itself.
Using sea water, cotton fabric and sandstone rocks I ground the sandstone and quickly found that it coloured the fabric perfectly with the soft grainy dust which rubbed easily. Sandstone is composed of fine grains of quartz and other minerals, varying in hardness and composition depending on the process of its formation. Colours range from pale yellow to dark red. In the Manorbier area the sandstone is a deep red in colour.