2 May - 16 June 2019
Cornerstone Arts Centre | Didcot
THE LOST BOYS
“I suppose it's like the ticking crocodile, isn't it? Time is chasing after all of us.” - Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
A hidden treehouse evokes the inner child in all of us, challenging those who stumble across it whilst walking through woodland to yearn for the innocence of youth. The gap between innocence and experience is endlessly explored - like a gap in a tooth - by artists and writers. The innocence of youth is, at one level, a rarefied quality of ignorance. Psychologist Jung is often referenced as the originator of the concept of the inner child in his divine child archetype.
MEETINGS WITH REMARKABLE TREES
“Whoever has learned how to listen to trees no longer wants to be a tree. He wants to be nothing except what he is. That is home. That is happiness.” - George Gurdjieff
Ancient woodland has a story to tell far richer than simply man communing with his landscape. As children we are taught to express ourselves in the role of the tree in dance and drama. The tree is a metaphor for life itself – survival depends on deep, nurtured roots, on the freedom to grow towards the light, on love to sustain it. Woodland remains one of the single most important environmental features of the planet and holds a special place in both its evolution and ultimately, its destruction.
I am thrilled to have two images selected by the Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot for inclusion in their Oxfordshire Artweeks 2019 Exhibition...
Artes Creativa Gaucin | Andalucia 2018
Colours | The Link Gallery Oxford 2012