Sunday, 26 February 2017

Making pictures for an exhibition

I am currently working on some images for a collaborative exhibition at the end of this year with the film maker and artist Eleanor Flaherty.

Eleanor is a qualified mountain guide and an artist with soul - she leads guided walks into the hills locally.

A couple of weeks ago we followed the valley of the Twrch, and walked in an amazing landscape which transformed from post industrial to wilderness.

Our exhibition will be in the form of an installation based on this journey - it will consist of drawings and paintings along with photography, constructions and sound in order to invoke the sense of history of this landscape in the year of Legends.

I have begun some works on paper - the following piece is based on the red kite that we encountered wheeling above us in the post industrial landscape of hills with ancient large boulders dumped by glaciers 10,000 years ago.

I have used a series of symbols to represent our modern landscape - a form of hieroglyphs.
It is a start.


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