Tag Archives: circles

the return of the relics

Tuesday 3 January 2012

broken relic fragment, mixed media art

[looking in, from the outside]

fragments relics, mixed media art

[stacked fragments]

fragments, relics, mixed media art

[wall fragments]

mixed media collagraph print on paper

[intaglio print]

intaglio collagraph print on paper

[intaglio print]

mixed media intaglio collagraph print- blind embossing

[blind embossing on paper]

[intaglio collagraph prints]

from the imperfect/circle project: liminal, on the brink, success, failure, beautiful, ugly, perfect, flawed, incomplete, whole, insignificant, valued, sacred, discarded, lost, saved, broken, mended. strange relics

on a broken art

Saturday 27 August 2011

this is one of a new series (small relics). there were originally twelve relics but now only eleven remain (this may be significant). these are close-up views of one fragmental, encrusted relic in greyscale, which reflects my concerns in the making of them…

relic fragment art

this is part of the imperfect circle project idea begun sometime in 2010, as one means of breaking away from the format of the square.

art relic fragment - mixed media art

this circle project was resurrected at easter. one could call this work quite sculptural, but it is not a sculpture, it is an object, or the fractured remains of one. i have enjoyed my virtual visits to the british museum. if i have the good fortune of selling this piece then maybe i should actually go to london for a day out, as ruralism is slowly getting to me…

broken relic fragment - art

a relic is an object or fragment from the past which has significance, meaning or value, sometimes religious. finding or unearthing fragments implies something was hidden or perhaps abandoned. fragments are retrieved and they can sometimes be pieced together to be viewed as nearly whole again in a new context – but the complete story might never be revealed. so, one might be tempted to create new stories to fill in the gaps…

art relic fragment

these relics have come to symbolise many things, the significant events which influenced my thoughts at the time, and the unique circumstances which the passage of time had offered them. they have become small reminders of the actions of the past, rediscovered and re-evaluated in the present. if i am the original creator then i am at liberty to validate them as meaningful objects – but perhaps i am being intentionally reticent here as a means of defence…

broken relic art circle - mixed media art

there are some material & ecological resonances with the series of small papier mache vessels i created earlier this year…

alongside the circle prints/experiments from last year, i have also unearthed some (possibly) related sketchbook drawings, doodles and even some etchings (connecting the past to the present)…

here are some related words that started off the imperfect circle project: liminality, on the brink, breaking point, success, failure, something, nothing, beautiful, ugly, perfect, flawed, forgotten, remembered, incomplete, whole, insignificant, valued, sacred, discarded, lost, saved, broken, mended…

broken relic fragment

detail of (a) broken (relic), mixed media, 2011

broken relic fragment


artworks exhibition, blackthorpe barn, rougham, suffolk, 10 september to 2 october 2011 (10am – 5pm, open daily)

Artworks is a professional art group of thirty contemporary East Anglian artists. Each September we have an annual exhibition at Blackthorpe Barn in the heart of rural Suffolk.

some new work also currently on show at Reunion Gallery’s ‘Refresh’ tenth anniversary exhibition on now and until 22 Oct 2011

yet another waterlog

Monday 20 June 2011

we’ve had a little rain over the weekend; yet more studies of water falling on water…

surface of lake - beginning to rain

looks like rain…

lake water, starting to rain - circle patterns forming on surface

very lightly, at first…

lake water rain - rain, more concentric circles

concentric circles on the surface of the water…

lake water surface - rain droplets

more rain droplets on water, creating ‘pretty’ patterns…

lake water surface - pattern of rain

raindrops, drumming on the surface of the lake…

lake water - heavy rain

and the heavy beat of the rain plays on…

lake water - heavy rain

and on…

lake water - heavy rain

and on… (be careful what you wish for)

current exhibitions

Reunion Refresh @ Reunion Gallery, 5 Feb – 22 Oct 2011

HWAT exhibition 2011 @ Harleston Gallery, 18 June to 11 July 2011