'Art is the expression of imagination, not the reproduction of reality.' Henry Moore Mesmerised by the textures, the curves and the internal colours of the bronzes four years ago, I felt the same as I did aged just six, when I first set eyes on Henry Moore's Family Group sculpture. I thought he had made it to welcome us into our very new town. As the sun tangoed on the surfaces of the sculptures in Hertfordshire, a project, that was to last three years, began. The aim was to re-create his work in photographic form, emphasising the internal colours of the bronzes and using the striations and textures to add depth to the the sumptuous curves. The images are displayed here with the kind permission of the Henry Moore Foundation..
“In time and with water everything changes.” – Leonardo da Vinci There are moments when we come across a place where time seems to have stood still. The only movement is the water, supported on it's way by age old structures which are bathed in alternate light and dark. I like to spend my time watching and listening. Can you hear the water?
Lessons in Geometry
'There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the sheres,' Pythagoras Mathematics was never a strong subject for me, it was either right or wrong and I'm an in between kind of person. Geometry however, with it's endless lines and shapes intrigued me. Here the viewer will see the influence of Kandinsky, Klee and Ben Nicholson.
''What do you like to do?” She scuffed a toe amongst the rushes. “Needlework.” “Very restful, isn’t it?” “Well,” said Arya, “not the way I do it.'' George R.R. Martin I absolutely hate any kind of needlework. I can never thread a needle or sew a button on, well at least not one that stays on! These images represent my frustrations as I tried to emulate my mother who was an amazing needlewoman, lace maker, teddy bear maker, and embroiderer.
"There is poetry among the wildflowers'.” ― Rachel Irene Stevenson It is not so much about what we see as what we feel and remember. With half closed eyes I can feel the sensation wild flora brings. It lingers in the memory waiting to lighten a rainy grey day.
“In every change, in every falling leaf there is some pain, some beauty. And that's the way new leaves grow.” - Amit Ray Covid brought long dark days of aloneness and longing. Nothing seemed bright any more as I yearned to see my granddaughter and daughters. To while away the hours and bring some colour into my life I began a project with dried leaves. I imagined the fun we would have kicking up the Autumn leaves when we were all re-united and the colours brought me joy at a difficult time for everyone.