‘Landscapes are culture before they are nature; constructs of the imagination projected onto wood and water and rock’. Simon Schama in Landscape and Memory.
Inspiration comes from many places. Allotments and messy back gardens a favourite place, where ordinary people interact with the environment. They have a chaotic order and rich texture which is a feast for the eyes.
These collections of useful rubbish, decay and growth represent a world within a world. This work tries to capture some of these surfaces and ideas, along with the creatures that exist within them.
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