Monumental Series | TWO
As stated previously, I'm not looking to illustrate specific stones or sites - but rather a sense of stones and markers in their environment/lighting. I'm not looking to accurately record an actual landscape per se - but to try and capture how they make me feel; I'm shaping the forms with colour from the landscape and light
My bluestones are actually blue, lol - I really like the openness and expansiveness of this piece. I think it shows scale without being oppressive.
With this one, I was experimenting with notions of absence. A lot of standing stone sites are collapsed in some way - or a further exploration of sites indicate post holes for structures that are no longer present. I like this idea of ghost structures and this way of depicting them - I'll certainly come back to this idea.
I'm wondering if this piece is wandering off towards a more 'literal' representation. I really like lichen on stone and the idea of the stone texture becoming more hewn. A lot of stones have shapes worked into them (i.e. cup and ring marks). The colours here are not representative - but I do like the powerful marks.
This one is a bit more abstracted - I love the marks and want to explore this more. The form is monumental but the lines that describe it are dancing and fluid. The shadow of the form isn't cast on the floor - but swings up to frame it on one side.
Love this one - minimal and simple. If I could work on a large scale, this would be perfect. I love the simplicity of the enclosed form and the smoky, random (not really!) accents. I've actually started to develop this kind of approach further and I really like it - I'll put them in another post as this one is getting a bit scroll-y now ...