Monthly Archives: November 2014
I enjoy exploring the expressive potential of natural objects – grasses, seaweed, pebbles etc – sometimes isolating them from their background, sometimes changing their context or, maybe, increasing or diminishing colour saturation or other tonal adjustments.
Among my favourite subjects is the flowering seedhead of the tall stipa gigantea, a grass with elegant six foot wands that sway with the breeze in late summer and early autumn
Sometimes the rotation of an image can suggest a change of character.
In earlier posts (The Blue Lagoon and Porthgain) I referred to the slate quarrying in Pembrokeshire, South Wales. At Abereiddy the exposed slate strata, coloured by weather and time, create patterns reminiscent of the works of the Post Impression and early Cubist painters.
I shall be posting a series of images derived from these rock surfaces in the coming weeks.