Welcome to the eighth prompt of 'Draw on Halton 2' and we are walking into 'Travel'
1. go from one place to another, typically over a distance of some length. "the vessel had been travelling from Libya to Ireland"
2. (of an object or radiation) move, typically in a constant or predictable way. "light travels faster than sound"
The word travel often evokes feelings of freedom and movement away from the usual day to day manner of living. The Poet Olive Runner sums of the feeling quite well in her poem
Give me the long, straight road before me,
A clear, cold day with a nipping air,
Tall, bare trees to run on beside me,
A heart that is light and free from care.
Then let me go! – I care not whither
My feet may lead, for my spirit shall be
Free as the brook that flows to the river,
Free as the river that flows to the sea.
Travel in the traditional sense has been something that alludes us all at the moment, so we have had to focus on new ways of escape and freedom, travelling to far flung places via books, art and more online.
When we first posed the idea of prompts for this round of #drawonhalton to our work experience students, they came up with the word 'Travel' as a way of summing up the commute they do to college, whether that be on foot, car or Public Transport. This in turn has led to many conversations about the way that we all travel around our local surroundings and new ways that we commute to the studio. You will notice that a lot of our work is inspired by the journeys we make on a daily basis.
Pop over to the 'Draw on Halton 2' blog post to see how you can join in and send your entries our way.
As always the entries have all been very different, and we are always intrigued with where people are going to take the prompts.
As we have changed things up this time, we will be accepting entries as the challenge continues, for all the prompts. So if you are still working on something soapy, performance, nature or buildings etc, don't worry, you have till the end of March to send something our way.