The Taste of HOST Exhibition will close on Sunday 18th September at the end of the HOST Open Studio Trail. As promised here are the full size images of the four pieces I have in the exhibition. If you have not already visited the exhibition at The Lawrence Batley Theatre it’s not too late…
Embark: A Composite Photographic Limited Edition Print, framed, with Non Reflective Glass (NR glass)
Five images photographed on the Isle of Arran, Scotland, creatively overlayed to form a new image depicting an essence of 'journey' on both an emotional and physical level, with powerful overtones of departure, movement, survival, flight, travel and escapism. One image was taken at the summit of Goat Fell (2866 feet high), two at Brodick Harbour and two at Lochranza. Individually they are powerful images, yet together they tell a new story.
Still Seaweed? Fine liner, water, posca and inks, framed, with Non Reflective Glass (NR glass)
This piece began as a sketch on Holy Island when I was captivated by the interlocking forms of lengths of seaweed which draped themselves across the shore. As the seaweed layed on the ground, waiting for the tide to come back in, it seemed lifeless. Yet it's stillness evoked dramatic movement within the curves and twists of its motionless form, suggesting the gentle sways that would awaken its body once surrounded by the incoming tide.
Wrap: Fine liner, water, posca and inks, framed, with Non Reflective Glass (NR glass)
Inspiration for this piece came from observing seaweed at rest. It wrapped itself amongst the rocks in a tender fashion, almost embracing the rocks, as if seeking and offering protection and comfort, all at the same time.
At Peace: Fine liner, water, posca and inks, framed, with Non Reflective Glass (NR glass)
Inspired by the tranquility I experienced at Lochranza this image reflects upon the peacefulness of solitude at day break. With the grasses gently blowing in the calming breeze and the first rays of sunlight breaking through the open sky, there is a sense of peace that envelops the natural environment and spreads rapidly throughout the open countryside.