The earth has its music for those who will listen...George Stanyanar (1)
“Not just beautiful, though—the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they’re watching me.”
—Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore (1)
Hello!, time is drawing nearer towards the date for our exhibition at the end of July and a lot of personal deadlines are being worked through behind the scenes, stuff I thought maybe of interest in someway...there are plenty of learning curves on this journey too!
The theme's title 'Viewing Change' focuses on how each artist perceives and then documents the world around him, through the mediums of paintings, drawings and sculptures, I would like to share the culmination, evolving of the processes of this journey so far...
We met early on in 2016 at the Halesworth Gallery where groups of artists were introduced and various themes for exhibitions were discussed. Ron, Peter and I unanimously decided Viewing Change seemed apt for the works we produce. I have the pleasure of working with Ronald Hellen and Peter Fowler, both artists works focus on the aspects of viewing the changing world.
Ron's focus is on capturing atmospheres peculiar to buildings, landscape scenes and locations.
Peter's interest lays in the effects upon land when coastal erosion occurs, his works often made en plein air. Peter also works in studios in London.
My ongoing project focuses on capturing the effects of fire deforestation in the Amazon and ecological consequences including on indigenous people, wildlife and fauna. I was greatly inspired and challenged about deforestation when doing an art student placement with The World Land Trust.
'Viewing Change' it seemed apt for the work we produce and that it captures the essence of our outlook on the changing landscapes of our world both close to home and far away. Here is the catalogue....
You can browse Ron and Peters beautiful works and their ideas though following the links below......
At the moment I am working on a series of works highlighting the heritage and beauty of the Rainforest flora ,fauna, and its inhabitants - focusing on patterns colours, shape, light and shadow, here are some images of the process..thinking of titles can sometimes be tricky will the series be nature's gems?, emeralds, sapphires, rubies? or on losing paradise ?... Mmm needs working on!
The poetry of the earth is never dead, John Keats (1)