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Teresa’s work involves painting, installation and prints. She is currently intrigued by memory and its inescapable loss. Her recent work explores how, like the ebb and flow of tides, memory can drift away on a wave.
She works with the subject of salt as a metaphor for memory.
The saturation and evaporation of salt echoeing the edge between memory and forgetfulness.
Teresa's most recent work began with visiting the salt pans of Tavira and Gruissan, over the last 3 years. Salt there is produced by evaporation through sunlight (Solar Salina). So different from the filthy salt sea process in local Joppa/Preston Pans, where evaporation was done by burning coal. Engaging once more with salt reignited her long-standing interest.
"The history and importance of salt is vast and endlessly fascinating. I doubt if there is any part of the world that has not been affected by its production whether through its health-giving properties, religion, war or philosophy."