11 May 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy and Too Near The Bone

Hard work these past few weeks, getting work finished and framed for an exhibition at The Gallery in Masham called Close To Home starting on 19th May.

I've chosen to interpret the theme in terms of uplifting and contemplative landscape features near my home.  I thought about including the new woodcut of sheep vertebrae lying amongst crowberry on the moor as it provides a counterpoint to the Curlew's eggs and reflects on the eternal cycle of life and death. However, I decided not to as the exhibition is helping to raise funds for Herriot Hospice Homecare and an image of death might be upsetting for supporters who are feeling vulnerable - a case of too near the bone.

The exhibition poster has a lovely teapot print by Helen Peyton bringing thoughts of domestic cheeriness and the preview is on Friday 18th May 2012 at 7.30 - 9 pm.  Well worth supporting if you're in the area.


June Russell said...

This looks lovely. How long is it on for? x


Its on till 30th June, June! Taking the pics up there tomorrow so won't be at the preview as I can't ask M to drive me there twice in a week as its a 100 mile round trip from here.