Reading left to right from the top:
Africa. Heat, stillness, earth colours and textiles.
France. Parisian elegance and music,
America. A sense of distance between east and west seaboards.
Canada. The bright pale northern territories.
Brazil. Coffee beans
England. The architecture of bridges and the age of engineering.
Recently I have been looking at wood veneers to work on again. I am particularly interested in working over a system (the grain of the wood) with my own system which literally goes against the grain while at the same time being sympathetic to the patterns in the wood and working with them. I have always liked to work with intricately detailed marks contained within a simple shape, a method which suited these veneers perfectly. Two years ago the directors of the Open Eye Gallery in Edinburgh saw them and suggested exhibiting them free standing on a shelf, an idea which I find exciting and want to take forward. These particular ones are not for sale as they belong to Bernard, but I want to make some more specifically designed to be shown on a shelf.
Thanks for visiting, see you next week!