This is the theme for current work and also extends to Visual Culture. I am on the elective 'Currating and Exhibitions' and have to produce my own virtual exhibition consisting of up to eight artists of which I am one. I have decided to exhibit along with John Everett Millais 'Dew Drenched Furze', Max Ernst 'Forest and Dove' and 'Histoire Naturalle', John Piper 'Coventry Cathedral', Ian Hamilton Findlay - assorted sculptures including 'Man a Passerby', Richard Long 'A Line made by Walking', Rosamond Purcell - 'Bookworm' and finally David Martin 'Vessels'.
This was work produced in the first week. Across third year, we were given an A3 board on which to paint. I used it as a way to get back into painting, exploring texture and fading using an image from Largo. Oil on acrylic and mixed media.
Using the beach pottery, I thought I would impose them on a segment of ruined buildings at Viewforth. This was using oils. The landscape comprises ruined buildings, bricks and the sand itself 'burning' through the rubble.
A purely speculative, exploratory piece, using mixed media. Based on the spines of a scallop shell which also mirrors the spines of rocks going into the sea.
'Trace' Exploring the long format to give expression to the character of the fragment extending into the sand and beyond. Painted in oil.
'Mosaic' I fought with this! Starting off with nail polish of all things - gloss and sheen like the internal space of a shell. Acrylic and mixed media overlaid with oil.
'Man Friday's Footstep'
Acrylic on canvas. This is one of three development pieces for the final diptych exploring the theme of man's imprint on nature. Given the Largo originations I though of using the 'tag' of the footstep that has mysteriously appeared around the village.
Carol E Duff