Cloudscapes and Cuba
Three new prints – possibly for the Greenhill Gallery show in Moretonhampstead 8th November to 19th December:-
This show is a joint exhibition with Steve Thorpe, Martin Prothero, Katy MacLeod and curated by Andrea Foxwell. Andrea has asked us to draw influences rom the Moretonhampstead area. After several visits and walks, I’m drawn to the skyscape – the clouds. The resulting prints have been a struggle for me – clouds and the sky are a hard subject. I looked at Constable’s Hampstead Heath skies and decided I couldn’t make something literal. I want to make a reference but really abstract away from the direct subject…though of course colour is problematic and these seem too muddy to me.
I feel on much firmer ground with a new piece that is going to a show at the Taller Experimental de Grafica in Havana, Cuba (see previous blog post: 15 January 2013). Double Elephant, with Gloucester Print Co operative and Spike Print Studio are sending 21 prints out for a show in November.
This piece, entitled ‘Terminus’ is easier for me – especially colour-wise. Similar to the clouds though, in that it references real objects. Perhaps a sign of things to come.