Lulworth’s Subterranean Series
'Untitled: Lulworth's Subterranean Series' mixed media on canvas, 1m x 1m, October 2012.
'Untitled: Lulworth's Subterranean Series' mixed media on perspex mounted in to a window (installed at South Square Gallery, Thornton, Yorkshire), 1m x 0.5m, October 2012.
Lulworth Cove, Dorset
I researched during August and September 2012, taking notes, photographs, swimming, free diving, snorkelling and walking around Lulworth Cove. It is of a great geological interest and I had not previously been to this Jurassic Coast.
The venture in to the water as a conscious decision to make work from has been a long time coming. I have always been fascinated by the power of water but had previously not responded directly to my own submersion within the erosive qualities of water.
The most recent works are shown above.
The canvas is thickly laden with materials and paints that have been hand-mixed. The drying process and altering of temperatures in my studio is key to this piece. It explores the layers of lights and colour experiences in the Kelp Forests of Lulworth Cove as well as the ever-changing tide. The perspex painting explores the newest avenue; light. Light is a key feature in landscape and even more so when dealing with diving in water. To best communicate the depth, fragmentation and ever-changing qualities of the sea I decided to use light to impact directly on the work. This piece is mounted in to a window recess, thus naturally lit from sunlight.