17 mai 2023
Du 17 mai 2023 au 31 mai 2023
In my practice I have often used the tree as metaphor, developing the motif into a series "circle of life"... In this body of work I have wanted to highlight the beauty of our connection to all living things, that we are especially reliant as a species on the magnificent, varied trees in our landscapes. And it seems we are in the throes of such a delicate balance of flourishing or diminishing. The decorative borders within the circles contain patterning from DNA phytogenic tree diagrams.
I have often used the circle as a window which looks through a concentric band of circles into a light/dark filled sphere. The bands representative of life and time passing.
My latest work is exploring further our connection to nature, whilst celebrating it's richness in colour and diversity.
With a background in Theatre design, mask making and 30 years teaching I am now focused on developing my painting.
During the two weeks at La Maison Rose I have been aware of following in the footsteps of other artists and enjoyed channeling their creative energy. I have been inspired by the studio and courtyard as well as the idyllic setting.