Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Creativity, Passion and Explorations

Creativity And Explorations

The process of exploration and experimenting with a diverse range of techniques and mediums is often the catalyst through which new possibilities evolve,  emerge and unfold.

This series of works, Tropical Abstracts, has given me the chance to explore and experiment with digital photography. By exploring ideas which consider the impact of human activity upon the natural world my intention is to also highlight the inadvertent alienating effects upon humans - caused by disengagement from the land and other life forms as we reduce the environment to commodity.

Taking a photo image of a butterfly I played around with ideas abstracting the insect from the background in order to highlight that as a consequence of man's abstracting of nature not only do pesticides kill targeted insects but all other insect life also. The impact of pesticides has spread to such a degree that they adversely effect much fauna and flora rendering nature into its current precarious state. Ideas that Rachel Carson explored and discussed in her seminal book 'Silent Spring'. 

Monday, 2 April 2018

Drawing Skills...Back to basics..

Reconnecting with drawing skills.....through winter - besides being thereputic... it is the foundation and vessel  through which to explore and express ones humanity through creativity:  The inner life connecting with the outer world... 
The act of drawing creates space in which to contemplate many facets of the material world, the interactions of shape, form, light, shadow, texture and patterns all come into focus.

In a recent project I focused on exploring the journeys we take on public transport. Through initial study sketches whilst travelling by train I created a series of  drawings titled Travellers and then went on to produce linocut images, titiled ,Worlds Apart, through which I explore the internal and external worlds in which we exist.  

Drawing is still basically the same as it has been since prehistoric times. It brings together man and the world. It lives through magic.Keith Haring

Still Life; in the home Graphite on paper yvonne forster 201

A Remarkable lady, Graphite on paper
by yvonneforster 2017
The Revellers, Graphite on Paper,
by yvonne forster 2018

The Remedy, Graphite On Paper,
by yvonne forster, 2018

Travellers Graphite on Paper,2018 by yvonne forster

Reflections and Shadows Graphite, by yvonne forster

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