Making Your Mark

Sitting within our landscape are an array of manmade monuments.  Often beautiful, they offer historic reference, cultural identity, spiritual comfort and can be controversial.

This collection focuses on two areas of interest. Firstly, Standing Stones, these ancient monuments are imposing forms, offering mythical intrigue and wonderment on how they were constructed.  

Secondly, built by St David, the Patron Saint of Wales, St David’s Cathedral, a site of pilgrimage. Its  dominant physicality a testament to the landscape in which it sits. 

 

 As artists we leave our own monuments. Paintings, architecture, sculpture and design become our futures history, the art gallery a shrine of all it contains. They will be the enduring tribute to the past, our heritage.

Coastline

Sitting 

Into the Woods

Sitting within our landscape are an array of manmade monuments.  Often beautiful, they offer historic reference, cultural identity, spiritual comfort and can be controversial.

This collection focuses on two areas of interest. Firstly, Standing Stones, these ancient monuments are imposing forms, offering mythical intrigue and wonderment on how they were constructed.  

Secondly, built by St David, the Patron Saint of Wales, St David’s Cathedral, a site of pilgrimage. Its  dominant physicality a testament to the landscape in which it sits. 

 

 As artists we leave our own monuments. Paintings, architecture, sculpture and design become our futures history, the art gallery a shrine of all it contains. They will be the enduring tribute to the past, our heritage.

Making Your Mark

Coastline

The shoreline provides a myriad of design inspirations, where land meets the sea.  The patterns in the rocks, towering cliffs, their numerous colours, speckled greys, creams, ochre and moss green reveal a wealth of geological history.  Grey slate shingle mingles with shells.  Pebbles and seaweed, all “object trouvé”, treasures waiting to be discovered.  Underfoot the sand is also rich in patterning and reveals footprints, shadowy echoes of those who have been before, “Mark Making” by the sea, ebbing and flowing, rivulets, and small whorls, which constantly change with each new tide. Senses awakened by the seas drama.  These visual patterns inform scale, balance, materials and repetition. 

Into the Woods

The making processes – collaging, tearing, melting, disintegration and rusting, all reflect the relentlessness of the elements and their own physical presence in nature.  The selection of fabrics and colour blocking epitomises the mood of the exhibition theme. The decorative imperfections within the textile pieces are evocative of erosion and ever-changing landscape. The stich lines the veins within the leaves, linking and enforcing my line of enquiry and investigation. The work emulates an emotional response to the seasons and the chnages made  within our woodlamds, creating a visual dialogue, imagery softly muted, an impressionistic and metaphysical response to the subject.            

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