Created after reading about the early works of Picasso and Braque, this is an experimental image abstracted from a photograph taken a few years ago.
From the early years of the twentieth century the development, first, of electronic instruments and then of other new ways of making, recording and transmitting sound, caused a rethink of the definition of the word ‘music’. Such developments led to some composers creating works that could not be adequately communicated through conventional notation. Various forms of graphic notation were adopted
This image, although it is primarily intended to be a visual abstract, suggests perhaps a relationship with graphic notation. Maybe you can imagine the mood and the qualities of sound the hieroglyphics and symbols suggest. I think Kandinsky might have been interested!
The pattern was derived from reflections on water.
Situated on the north east coast of England, near to the border with Scotland and just a few miles south of Lindisfarne, Bamburgh was a military stronghold for many centuries, even pre-dating the Roman Conquest. Following the Norman Conquest it occupied a strategic position during the numerous wars against the Scots.. I t was the seat of the powerful Dukes of Northumbria, the Percy family – best known to many through Henry Percy (Hotspur in Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part One) In 1464, during the Wars of the Roses, Bamburgh became the first castle in England to be destroyed by gunfire. It never regained its status as a powerful fortress.
And a Blackbird Sang
In deepest pain
I sought a lover’s arms.
In solace and in warmth
I lay relieved and soothed.
I thought of all who lay alone,
hurt, distressed, wounded without redress,
throughout the troubled world
and wept hot tears of love.
Just then outside on frozen bough
a blackbird sang his morning ode of joy,
and smiling through the tears
I saw all pain and love as one.