Saturday, 30 August 2008

Sainsburys Sails - nine of eleven

The Sainsburys superstore on Marsh Mills Roundabout (where you exit the A38 for Plymouth) has a superstructure that makes for an interesting architectural feature, designed specifically with Plymouth in mind. There are 11 (or is it 10 ...or maybe 12?) structures that look like sails - very apt for Plymouth with its long naval heritage.

I remember seeing a couple of the sails being transported down the A38 one Friday on the way back from my contract with HMRC.

So, for a long time now I've been seeing these and I finally got round to going on a shoot there. I checked with customer services and they said it was ok to shoot the outside of the building.

These are the first two out of the digital darkroom, one showing nine of the sails - I couldn't fit them all in, no matter where I tried to shoot from (well, not with a pleasing comp anyway). The second shows a close up and explores the tonal qualities in more detail. The shapes of the various curves and the way they interact with each other was real nice. I managed to catch one in bright light, against the shade of the next sail.

The architects responsible for the design were Architen Landrell.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

My ParkArt Exhibition pdf flyer

The final version of the flyer for my ParkArt showing, starting 9th September is here: parkart-a5-flyer.pdf

Saturday, 16 August 2008

Preparation for ParkArt Exhibition continues...

Well, the opening day approaches - now set for the 9th September - I still need to schedule the "Salon", the meet the Artist night.
2000 flyers are on their way, marketing / advertising budget set. Details of the exhibition will be displayed on buses, pepper-pot poster drums in Plymouth City Centre, and I'm planning a poster on Derriford roundabout, just down from Tamar Science Park where it's to be held. See a pdf flyer here

Saturday, 9 August 2008

The heart of a rose

Stripped down, but not simplified, this monochrome conversion of a red rose reveals soft textures and subtle highlights.

I'm looking forward to finding / making the time to explore roses in their various stages of bloom and in emotive settings where we have a relationship with the rose as a flower. You know, love, romance, sexiness; discarded, wilting on the altar of a ruined church; caught in a shaft of sunlight across an arrangement of embroidered satin pillows....

Friday, 8 August 2008

My Lively Gallery

I've been creating a virtual gallery using Google's "Lively" - see it in development here:


Enjoy :)

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