This set of objects is derived from a colourful diagram in a 1960’s picture book about geology. The objects represent the major geological formations, but here they are reduced to graphic, cartoon style shapes in ceramics and enamel. ARTWORK
Rocks and Minerals
Digitally printed poster
Fake rocks and a sheet of real ice in the cold air of the aquarium’s Arctic display.
The Blue Lagoon Geysir
In 2006, the Conservative party changed its logo to a rough sketch of a British tree. Has the logo changed its meaning since it was launched? The logo was meant to associate the party with care for the environment and the tree doubled up as a symbol for growth. The hand drawn, sketchy brush markContinue reading “Time and events change a logo”
Looking at pictures of trees and foliage, I was reminded of the documentary David Hockney: A Bigger Picture . In the film, we see Hockney, having left life in Los Angeles, standing on the grass verges of Yorkshire country lanes with canvas and easel, painting the landscape in all weathers. Here he has chosen a common sightContinue reading “David Hockney’s hedgerows”
How to paint trees?
I took this photo on walk in Devon. A dead tree stands directly in front of a leafy one. The combination looks as if someone has split one tree down the middle, as Damien Hirst would his sheep and cows. On this plate, the trees is painted in a similar way. The branches are drawnContinue reading “Cross section of a tree”