At Traigh Siar, a remote headland of North Uist in the Outer Hebrides, accessible only by foot, lies the remains of an ancient baptismal chapel. The foundations of the chapel are still discernible. It would have measured about 14 feet long by 10 feet wide, with a door on the seaward end. The baptismal stone is thought to still be lying amongst the footings in the grass.
Baptism is about repentance - a process of cleansing and starting afresh. The first part of this transformation was on the site itself where the rubbish was gathered up to form a makeshift font on the site of the ancient chapel
Next the site was cleared of the rubbish, and tears cast from the debris were shed from the earth over humanities destruction of the natural beauty
Finally from the broken fishing float that formed the font, is cast a symbol of fertility, fortune and abundance...the transformation is complete.
Bird of the Spirit
Spirit of the Bird