Number Two: .~. PIPES .~. PENCILS .~. PANES .~. Height: 21cm x 29.5cm variable – Pencil on card with text.
WORDS BELOW: are linked to artwork above inspired by the Old Hall School, Llanidloes with the Arwystli Artists group.
WINDOWS GALORE .~. TRIPLE ARCHES, VIEWS BEYOND … PANES – FINE THIN GLASS, VIEWS BEYOND 24 PANES WALLS .~. PIPES, PLASTER, PEELING, CURLING PAINT .,.,.,.,. DOORHANDLES used by many – going from one place to another DOORWAYS Light shining through, glimpses of countryside beyond. Three archways, balanced STRONG CENTRAL PANEL & COMPANIONS EITHER SIDE. Stone, strong a home for lichens. Sculpted by man/woman, geometric but with soft edges Archways reaching for the sky, STEADFAST, STRONG. Panes of glass, thin brittle, reflective.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH – 21ST CENTURY: I wrote this on my New Year’s day valley walk when I came across a vehicle distastefully advertising in green how they were born to hunt followed by an image of a fox! It later became my subject with marks added to this paper construction for submission to the current Oriel Davies Gallery open writing competition theme ‘Crossed Paths’. FORTHCOMING COMING EVENT at the gallery: READINGS AND PRIZE GIVING on SATURDAY 9TH FEBRUARY 2.30 – 4 pm http://www.orieldavies.org/en/talks
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BOX SET – “Crystal forms from the 7 crystal systems”
Media: paper, metallic card, card box, printed graph paper with cut-outs. Each box: 17 x 22 cm
I was inspired to create this box set in a cabinet through a visit to the Lapworth Museum, University Birmingham where they had recreated a spar box and annotated it as follows:
“What is a spar box? In Victorian times, miners in northern England collected beautiful minerals in spar boxes like the one we made. Some had street scenes or included stuffed animals – others were simpler. Mirrors made the insides of the boxes look bigger. Nobody knows how many original spar boxes remain”.
My starting point was the list in the museum that stated the crystal forms of the seven crystal systems: cubic, tetragonal, orthorhombic, monoclinic, triclinic, hexagonal and trigonal each were investigated and then inspired by the following crystals related to each form: GALENA, APATITE, BARITE, CORUNDUM, ZIRCON & CHALCANTHITE along with each of their crystal formula – basic chemistry for some…..