Liz Ellis - Elemental Connections
WALKING THE LITTORAL
It is at the margins of our world that life is at its most dynamic – where fresh water meets salt and where land meets sea – many changes and transformations occur in this constantly evolving environment.
We, along with all the other creatures that inhabit the littoral and its hinterlands, may have left the ocean long ago but we continue to carry it within us just as surely as we carry evidence of our common ancestor.
Like all other living things we are the product of our habitats, the air we breathe and the food and water we consume. We become our place and our place becomes us.
This work is a celebration of the wonderful diversity of life and of the commonality and connectivity of all living things and especially it is a celebration of the planet that sustains us.
IN THE COMPANY OF RAVENS
During the winter in Newborough in Anglesey the Ravens gather to socialise and grow strong. They, like the other beachcombers, are foraging for food along the shoreline before flying off to continue their search in the adjoining countryside.
This is in preparation for reinforcing relationships, or for finding a mate, before scattering far and wide to settle and breed – taking a little of Newborough with them as they go.