This is a PDF catalogue of my work exhibited under the title All Nature at Gallery 35 Sheffield in November 2015. All Nature
Category: All Nature Faithfully
2015 Mixed media, and embedded objects on cement on canvas. 40cm sq This is a passing, a transition from one state to the next. It is signified in material but concerns the ethereal and intangible. There is no legacy, only values lost forever.
Here and There
Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 40cm sq No rudder or compass, the vessel floats free. It is everywhere and nowhere. It is mythical sailing in stories of fantastic voyages of the imagination. It is full of empty dreams. We keep vigil as it crosses our horizon.
Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 40cm sq Truth is examined, honesty held up to scrutiny. Beauty, no longer safely in the eye of the beholder, is in peril. Added value fails to keep the balance sheet clean. The square is without compass.
Illusion of Inclusion
Mixed media and acrylic on canvas 40cm sq There are barriers some are subtle others plain. A net is more than a barrier, it catches and holds. The frayed edges soften the impact; maybe they are time worn, as if by tradition. The net sorts and separates, being caught in the net is being caught … Continue reading Illusion of Inclusion
What we say if we listen.
Mixed media on canvas 20" sq A seashell and other objects are embedded into and onto the canvas. The shell although like an ear is as much sending as catching a message in the form of a cloud whisper. What might be a landscape or seascape is turned to form another plane or reality.
Mixed media including bitumen and cement with assemblage on canvas 2014 8"x 8" x 2" A continuation from the ‘bare roots’ series, this piece relies more on composition and texture. The natural colour of the cement ground is more obvious. In Night Leaves there is also a more deliberate attempt to create a sense of allegory.
Something of the Night
Mixed media including bitumen and assemblage on canvas. 2014 8" x 8"x 1" This contiuation from the Grass Roots series aims at a darker allegorical meaning.
Bare Roots and Other Things Unearthed
Bare Roots I A series of three small (8"sq) paintings using mixed media and cement on canvas. Bare Roots II Bare Roots III Bare Roots; the origins revealed or left by paring to the essentials. Again this concerns beginnings. A continuation from the ‘grass roots’ series, these pieces rely more on composition and texture and … Continue reading Bare Roots and Other Things Unearthed
A series of four small (8"sq) paintings using mixed media and cement on canvas. Grass Roots: the origin or basis of something; the basic or primary concept, rule, part, or the like. Again this concerns beginnings. Each piece started with a fragment of grass root from local moorland. These pieces also use collaged fragments of … Continue reading Grass Roots
“If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.” ― William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell “The unexplainable thing in nature that makes me feel the world is … Continue reading Infinity Quartet
Mixed Media and Acrylic on cement on canvas. 20" x 20" 2014
Acrylic medium and paint, mixed media on cement on canvas. 20" x 20"
Once Upon A Time
Acrylic and acrylic medium, cement, mixed media on canvas. 20" x 20" 2014
For Ever and Ever
Acrylic medium, acrylic paint, cement, mixed media on canvas 20" x 20" 2014
By What Feint
Nearing completion, very difficult to photograph without reflection. With gloss acrylic and gold paper collage Acrylic paint on canvas with mixed media 8" sq x 1" deep.
All Nature Faithfully
Turning Over A New Leaf A return to digital manipulation. This is based on a mono print from a leaf scanned and digitally layered. The notion of the infinite in Nature continues as a theme. It is interesting how the tree motif emerges from the leaf veins almost of its own volition. I have always … Continue reading All Nature Faithfully