a safer distance …

I’ve been developing my sketch ‘a safer distance’ further (see previous post ‘passing time’). This artwork is acrylic ink and tissue on watercolour paper, approx 40 x 45 cms. 

The original inspiration was the crumbling interior of a 19th century dynamite store at Cape Cornwall, a place I’ve visited a few times this year (see my post on the art residency I took at Brisons Veor). The small austere structure, perched on the rocks above Priests Cove, was originally part of Cape Cornwall Mine. The bolts and bars in the fabric of the interior walls were bleeding rust in a very interesting way. I seem to be very attracted to industrial archaeology lately.

I like that I can see other imagery in this. It feels there may be potential for a series here.

A safer distance. Acrylic ink/tissue on paper. Mari French 2014.

A safer distance. Acrylic ink/tissue on paper. Mari French 2014.

 

Old dynamite store, Cape Cornwall. Mari French 2014

Old dynamite store, Cape Cornwall. Mari French 2014


passing time…

a few workbook pages filled while invigilating my recent solo exhibition in King’s Lynn.
The first three are inspired by exploration of the Penwith mining area in west Cornwall; the last two by recent walks along the north Norfolk saltmarsh.
Food for thought here I think …

workbook 2. Mari French 2014

workbook 2. Mari French 2014

 

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A safer distance. Mari French 2014


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Coastlines exhibition launch …

Yesterday’s launch of my solo show ‘Coastlines’ at Greyfriars Art Space in King’s Lynn brought in over thirty visitors. Thanks to everyone who came and for all the enthusiasm and great feedback.

The exhibition runs till Saturday 11 October and also includes a small selection of distinctive ceramics, fired using an ancient Japanese method, by Dameon Lynne.

Coastlines exhibition, Kings Lynn. Mari French 2014

Coastlines exhibition, Kings Lynn. Mari French 2014


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Ceramic by Dameon Lynne.

Ceramic by Dameon Lynne.


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.


Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

 

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.

Coastlines exhibition. Mari French 2014.