The colloquial Scottish | Irish word Sheugh in English is a ditch – a gully on a boundary used to drain a field. Then, rather than waste a good word, ditch is repurposed elsewhere within the landscape to describe a raised bank. This economical outlook is highlighted by a farmer’s use of a pallet to block a gap in a ditch in the painting, Mind the Gap. Language is a key influence on Rozzi’s practice as she visually interprets her environmental and psychological frontiers.
With thanks to Newry, Mourne & Down District Council’s Tyrone Guthrie residency award in support for this project