This is a very brief summing up of what was a hugely enjoyable and emotional exhibition. I will put links in at the end of my 10 which will shed more light on this stage of the project and also contain better photos.....
1. Outside of the R-Sapce gallery in Lisburn. A beautiful space to exhibit in and as with the show in St.Lawrence we were able to use some of the old furniture and fixtures as showing spaces which I think gives the show and the pieces an added dimension.
4. "Woody". Woody atarted out as a Sculpture made from wood pieces I found washed up on various beaches. I'd been collecting these pieces of wood for months with this in mind. The background wood is from an old boat deck that I rescued when I was taking the workshops in Shipolake College.
7. "Woody". I love the graf on this piece. Again it's reclaimed wood from Shiplake..not sure if it's the same boat deck though. The artwork is an extension of the automatic drawings that I'm experimenting with (more on that later). The board itself glows in the dark as well so the marks all become shadow figures.
8. Close up of ...well.. paper me. This probably captures my feelings and emotions towards "Elementals" perfectly. The symbols are all extracted and abstracted from drawings that I do after meditating, Ii think they are some of the purest marks I've ever made. This is what I mean when I said "automatic drawings", immediately after meditating the marks and drawings I do have a purity and a quality that astounds me and because they aren't planned in anyway they do flow automatically from me. This is a technique that I'm going to write about a lot more.
A fantastic show which has opened new doors in the little stuffy rooms in my head, and a real privilege to work alongside such talented artists.
As promised here are the links: