Deep Time

by Gillian Drinkwater

Deep Time is the concept of geologic time. The modern philosophical concept was
developed in the 18th century by Scottish geologist James Hutton (1726-1797). Modern science has since established, after a long and complex history of developments, that the age of the Earth is around 4.54 billion years.
Gillian’s carving are about learning and the physical, emotional and material
responses to stone. When she is carving, her whole self is focused and responsive – drawing curves with her hands and in her head, bending to catch planes and lines, turning – these moves are reflected is some of the forms that emerge.
She works intuitively – direct carving. She loves the rhythm, the sounds, the feel and the smell of the stone. For Gillian, stone is a material that absorbs and releases energy. Feeling the space around the stone is essential as she works.