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Posts Tagged ‘Inspired by nature’

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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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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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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Messengers

Title for Ruth Dent's video, Messengers. Shows a detail of abstract artwork The Messengers in gold, amethyst and king's blue.

Who is waiting on your path? A winding path. A fallen tree. A winter walk. What might you see? A fallen tree trunk blocks the way, forcing us to duck to continue. As we slow down, what thoughts and messages might we receive? And who are the messengers? Why artworks, of course! You can see…

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Moonlight Shadow

Title page for Moonlight Shadow video, with abstract artwork Orbital, which has a pale grey background and is covered with orbiting and crossing lines in pale blue, deep blue and rich chestnut.

It’s a dark night and there’s a bright full moon. I ventured out into the darkness and captured the clouds creeping across the sky. Masking the light until it burst forth to look one straight in the eye. Then added some artworks. Why ‘Moonlight Shadow’? Well … Moonlight Shadow by Mike Oldfield is one of…

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