Particulates MatterA Painting1metre by 70 cms Canvas Mixed Media £775 Shown at ‘Drawn To The Valley’ exhibition at Tavistock Town Hall 6,7,8,9,10th Aug. 2013For some time I have been concerned about how dust is a hidden spoiler of the air we breath. Often we cannot see what we are breathing in. Also with my involvement in the campaign to fight against a waste incinerator in the heart of the city of Plymouth, I have delved into the arguments behind the problem of waste disposal. My conclusion was that the waste industry in general, and government bodies, do not do enough when profits are involved. The tiny particles that get in our lungs (particulates) less than 2.5 microns get through the filtering systems and reputable scientific bodies say that these can affect life expectancy. Of course air pollution and waste gas is generating climate change and slowly changing the balance of nature. This painting is based on this issue. It is an attempt to contrast what was ‘before’ and is ‘now’ and the challenge for a man and women to seek out a new dawn in an increasingly polluted world. It is not the prettiest of paintings, but sometimes, I think, an artist needs to show concerns for the present and future rather than the beauty surrounding. It is an issue that isnot going away.
STAGES OF THIS PAINTING & PROJECT FOR THE MT EDGCUMBE EXHIBITION OF ‘DRAWN TO THE VALLEY’ OCT 20131st effort ; watercolourIn the beginning Quarter Imp.Garden of Eden, embryonic , starting point Watercolour
2nd stageLike the first but more detailed in acrylic. The Fibonacci grid lines used widely.Love of people, love of natureTogether. The colourful world. Are we looking after what is, or are we always seeking the new.
Evolution of this painting ‘Particulates Matter’3ft x2ft3rd Stage. This is the final paintingThis uses charcoal with acrylic mediumsAnd collaged crumpled paper on top of the 2nd stage painting.It is an attempt to contrast what was ‘before’ with what is ‘now’ and the challenge for a man and women to seek out a new dawn in an increasingly polluted world.