creative practice: curragh
There's a part of Irish myth in which a person sets out -- sometimes by choice, sometimes is forced to, depending on the story--in a curragh with only the night stars as guide and a knife for tool. A curragh is a small fabric framed boat. Having made the night (and day) sea journey to distant lands, the hero is then able to accomplish great things.
Composer Jennifer Cutting has some thoughts about sea journeys on Ocean