art forms in plants

Inspired by Blossfeldt’s 1928 published work ‘Urformen der Kunst’, this new series of work shows simple, strongly composed images that highlight the shape and form of plants and vegetation.

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autumn berries #3

within a crooked mile
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Bindweed berries before, not that I’ve noticed anyway. Surprising as the flowers are abundant, even at this time of year.

This is the chosen shot from the few that I took yesterday – you can see a ‘behind the scenes’ shot along with another version in my previous post.

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working practice

within a crooked mile

Here’s a ‘behind the scenes’ shot of the hi-tech setup I’m using for my current work. Bits of wire, bulldog clips and masking tape. The camera never lies…

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autumn berries

elderberry – within a crooked mile

‘Elderberry’ is the first of a new series for the autumn. I’ve got my eye on the hedgerows as blackberry, hawthorn and rose hips are in evidence and so it’s just a case of finding the specimens with just the right amount of ripened berries.

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Worcestershire Open Studios

Worcestershire Open Studios weekend has arrived!

[Edit and update] Many thanks to everyone who visited over the three days I was open. It was really great talking to most, if not all of the 150 people who came to see my work and sharing what I do with them. Although tiring, it was a very worthwhile exercise and highly recommended. If you’re interested in next years event, by participating as an artist, or just want more information when it’s available, leave your details using the Worcestershire Open Studios contact form.

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the green series

within a crooked mile

Starting to think about presentation for Open Studios and what to display. Although this project was always intended to be more about the individual image, there’s something which draws me back to images working together and these three are a good example. Each works on its own but is stronger, and is complimented by the other two images.

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uninvited guests

I love the way that a single image can spark an idea which then develops into something potentially much bigger. A single image of a forget-me-not thriving in a corner of the patio has led me to examine some of the other ‘weeds’ in the garden and I sense that this could end up being a project in it’s own right over the coming months.

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fishpool valley

within a crooked mile

This is another location outside the nominal ‘mile’ – Croft Castle in Herefordshire but the verdant foliage at this time of year makes it worthy of inclusion…

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reaching out

within a crooked mile

The trees around Pitchcroft are just starting to leaf. It’ll be good to see them fill out, they’ve all been pruned and tidied the past few weeks; all the new growth at the bases has been trimmed back and older, presumably dead branches removed from higher up.

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