AUTUMN MORNINGS

SE London park in the morning. Smells, sights and sounds of autumn.

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RAYNE ARTS FESTIVAL

Three posters created for Rayne Arts Festival – I was a founding member of the team. Great memories and brilliant music and comedy. Happy times!

I wanted to capture the style of the 30’s With the architecture of the rail station and the fashion of the times.

The event at Rayne Station, a disused building where the lines had been taken up as part of ‘Beeching’s axe’ of the railways in the 60’s, ran for a few years between 2011-2013.

We wanted to give a platform for young and local talent. We had singers, bands, folk bands, art, comedy – a real family treat – all in aid of developing talent and donating to ‘The Friends of Flitch Way’.

KENTWELL

My adorable Nephew at Kentwell – an annual Tudor reenactment where participants live like Tudors for a week in the grounds of a large Tudor mansion in Suffolk.  He loved his time there – a life changing moment in his young life

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He was a travelling ‘player’ for a week. They even speak the Shakespearean style language of the time when ‘on duty’.

RANDOM ORDER

I was fascinated by the rythm created by these leaves on a pond in Writtle. The distribution of colour and shape is seemingly random, yet the texture is uniform

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We owe everything to nature’s ability to create order from chaos.

NIGHTMARE DOLL

Took this shot in our car – no extra lighting, just sunlight hitting the doll at just the right angle and lighting up the head! I didn’t even move its position to get this shot.

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What features in your worst nightmares?

LET IT SHINE

IMG_1258.JPGBronze I made at Pelham Hall Sculpture Studio, (Morley College) Lambeth Walk in London.

As I developed the piece, based on a dream featuring strange, equine creatures, I become aware of how I am slightly repelled by the idea of a horse’s mouth and nose parts perhaps through conditioning or genetic imprinting – I subconsciously judge them to be unclean in some way. This led me to ponder how normally, I turn away from what I perceive to be ‘unpleasant’ but if I accept my judgement as just another ‘thought-form’ – instead of being enslaved by it, I’m set free to perceive true beauty in everything

I found the development of the idea and the whole foundry experience to be an amazing metaphor revealing the great beauty of life and for me, the end result encapsulates that insight.

HINCHINGBROOKE PARK, Huntingdonshire Feb 2014

Hinchingbrooke Park – beautiful and vast area; this park is full of photogenic treasures.