Q – Expressions

These small acrylics are expressions of my feelings during ‘lockdown’. Away from the studio, and working on the dining room table, I deliberately limited myself to one, two or three colours. They can be emotionally raw, or combine the raw with gratitude for nature seen during my daily walks. Quite often, I would setup colour…

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Looking Back

A different viewLeads awayArrives with youHere today Twists and turnsSurprises tooNo returnTo a previous you Challenges facedMonsters tamedYou’ve sung and dancedMy! … How you’ve changed!

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Escape

Escape WandersNarrow alleyways TouchesAncient stones GlimpsesSky-light BrushesVegetation SeesSurprising vistas DiscoversLadders NoticesCloud patterns InspiresImagination

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The Crossing Place

The Crossing Place Paths meetGrids greet Walls displayOur way today Lanes wanderOver yonder Fingers followRiver’s flow Footsteps rattleAlleys cackle Walk, skipOn every trip You go your way, andI’ll go mine Sun-beams, orMoon-shine

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Skyhorse

Skyhorse Clouds jostleThunder ripplesSky ringsFuming Waves surgeBubbles burstCrests riseClashing Sparks flyEye spyTail spinGalloping Blue rolling Yellow whirringWhite silenceGreen glimpsed

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Glacial Burst

Impenetrable, frozen white lightEchoes and creeps With a deep resonanceNobody hears Infinitesimal movementGathers apace Pushing forwardOver the edge Form and perspective shiftCrystals dissolve Bonds breakStructures collapse Mass shrinkage yields liquid from solidRaising the game Colours swirlRipples melt At the fall, the waveBursting with energy

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Is there anyone there?

Who do you see? … Orange spatters swarming over an arcLiquid lime floatsSwallowing blank spaceSoakingFloodingSinking into a poolScooped up and away Red splashes brightly downCreepingMergingOxide darkens and mottles crevicesSoftening sharp greenTurning red to rust

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In the Rockies

Crisp mountain air whistles softly, as shadows play on the snow Breathe the vista Feel the lightness See Fragile bushes holding a purple flare White-topped peaks Enduring evergreens standing by Grasses sway Alone or in clusters Their shadows play along Organic lines flutter Pooled drips merge Translucent silk rustles Holding onto timeless qualities Purple for…

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Let’s go for a drive

Title page for Ruth Dent's video Let's go for a drive, featuring a still from the video of a forest, caught at speed as the camera passed by.

See the trees swirl past. We move, they move, Our eyes sense speed as elongated shapes slip away, Impossible to catch in their entirety. I appear, as a tree – as trees, at intermittent intervals, Rushing past or attempting to keep up, to remain in focus. That’s the point: Blurred focus gives a sense and…

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