Medium: Photographic print
I enjoy being outside with a light photographic kit, small enough to carry under my shirt. Walking or riding my bike or sometimes driving, a shape or pattern and the light that plays on it will stop me in my tracks. There are few people in my images. Nature does not depend on our presence. Outlines and textures change imperceptibly by the elements and processes. Deep inside my genes I recognise these shapes and processes and call them beauty. I hope you do too!
Riding my bike on a dull spring day, the texture of the old bent grasses and the new shorts emerging jumped at me. It is a great metaphor for regeneration, which is something we must seek out in agriculture and tourism and other fields, if we are to look after our Mother.
The pandemic has served to deepen my appreciation for the environment and the resilience of nature. It's been good for our world to slow down. You might say that the pandemic is our comeuppance and a correction due. But let's not go there, because as a country, we haven't gone there. And for our country, that's probably a good thing too. As an artist, it has limited my range, but there's always beauty in the small things.Let's not go back to normal!