Some photos of the Polymorph paintings in Parc Meurig Bethesda
My Polymorphs sat against the trees like tired little deflated creatures. It was a bit more windy than I thought, and again the paintings looked like tiny details in the woods. I think the sun bringing some shadows helped pop up the colours that I chose to be in contrast with the existing colours of the trees.
Branches, dead leaves and moss all ended up on the surface of the canvas, and very quickly some insects started to investigate the paintings.
The weather was much better than last year and lots of people came to see art and performances. A big thank you to Lisa for organising this event every year.
Thanks to Louise Morgan from Galeri 45 for inviting me to her project Woman to Woman: A Kaleidoscope of Art Made by Women, a group exhibition featuring female artists. The exhibition will open on the 7th of April and will run until the 11 of May 2018.
About the exhibition: The exhibition celebrates the diverse range of art made by women in North Wales. Female artists were invited to produce art work related to their own personal experience of being a woman, or about woman’s life.
After managing to attach each double sided painting to several trees, my first observation was that the works seemed to be swallowed in the vastness of the woods. It seemed that however big one thinks a work is, nature transforms it into a detail.
Now I had only to wait and see if my plans would work. Although the wind sometimes moved the paintings too much for my taste, I managed to secure them by tightening the string.
It was a very successful day, despite the bad weather, and the advantages of exhibiting in the woods were many. Because most of us stayed on-site during the day, we could have direct feedback from the visitors, but I also started to notice that people (children and adults alike) couldn’t help interacting with the paintings by pushing them with their index fingers, making them turn a bit more rapidly.
It taught me a lot about the nature of a painting when it is presented as a 3D installation, and I enjoyed the interaction people got with each piece.
I managed to film some of my paintings in motion, which I have put on the Video section under the Work tab.