The Edge Effect


Edges are transitional places, writes Sharon Blackie, from which to create something

new. During my second residency I was especially drawn to those places, where two contrasting ecological systems meet and mingle.



In these transitional places life is often especially varied and diverse. In scientific terms this area is called the “edge effect”. 


The landscape surrounding Interface Inagh has lots of such threshold places i.e. where meadows merges into woods and a shoreline that is constantly shifting with the tides.


I felt very creative in these places and wondered if these edges also had a special input on my creativity.