Thursday, 16 June 2011
July to September 2010
The summer holidays were dedicated to the paintings of the talented school leavers from both year eleven and year 12 from Friars school. A wide variety of styles and subjects were shown, from woodland scenes to a dismembered pigs head. This was their first experience of exhibiting in a public arena, and the people of Bangor's first chance to see the work of these creative young artists.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Throughout May to July 2010, shoppers in the Deiniol enjoyed the haunting shapes of "Captive Trees " by local Painter and Sculptor Jaci Atkinson.
Much of my work concerns time and how our attitude to it shapes us.
Time is an abstract concept, we measure it minutely and obsessively to control our lives, and number our days and we use it as light years to measure the vastness of outer space, distances beyond imagination. There are also the slow changes that happen over time, wood gradually becoming stone,
stone becoming dust. Times’ shadow is captured within the structure of the earth, which while we live our short lives of seventy or so years, continues its slow change, measuring time for generations
The materials I use are chosen because they have a particular quality, they create an atmosphere, an expression. I try to exploit their qualities whilst keeping true to their nature, keeping the simplicity integral to each, whether they are sharp, brittle, strong, transparent, flowing, soft. The feeling they create becomes a conduit for thoughts and emotions implicit in being human, so that each person can draw from the work something they may see in it and something from within themselves.