St Winifred's Well is a geographical, physical place. It can be found on an OS map, marked by a small cross symbol. It is made of bricks and mortar, you can walk around it and touch it. It is also a place that has been built (and continues to be so) by words. People are often led to the well by guides and you are directed around the site itself by signs and written prayers. Poems have been written about the history of the site and reports of miraculous cures have been recorded and distributed. Perception of the well is shaped in a vital way by words.
In terms of my work, I have been playing around with different sizes and positioning of text. I am particularly interested in the text on maps- it flows across the page and conveys meaning beyond its inherent message; the size, colour, position and font all convey information. Picture and word come together. I am hoping this is something I can explore further in my own picture-making.