around the world in one hundred abstracts

Monday 10 May 2010

Continuing with my virtual travels… I have been using colour, google maps and other tools to determine cultural or geographical locations to visit. These works are becoming small mementos to those virtual journeys – travelling around the world in one hundred abstracts…

I have selected these five abstracts as part of my wall exhibit for the SOS exhibition next week… From left to right: kokoda, siam, maroc, cretan and suomi… all are hand-coloured intaglio collagraphs on paper on canvas…

Another ‘one hundred’ has been partly inspired or perhaps just consolidated by the first chapter of the series, A history of the World in One Hundred Objects – fascinating, as it is a radio programme, and so naturally conjures up images that may be quite different to the reality.


maroc, 2010

Some images to illustrate – too  travel-weary to articulate much in words…


terraced fields and trees  – Moroccan landscape…


Marrakech market place – Moroccan souk…


wall and door, Marrakech

I would quite like to visit Morocco one day – but musn’t grumble, things could be worse, when one door closes…