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Seeing Differently Series -

‘The Way I See It’

Aldous Huxley experienced an awakening to the meditative power of drapery during a monitored experimentation with Mescaline in the early 1950’s. He commented that what he experienced had shown him into an artist’s mind, captivated by the beauty of folds of cloth. The implication that this opening of his mind gave access to an otherwise unappreciated artist’s viewpoint, highlights, to me, the individuality of seeing and of focus. The ‘Seeing Differently’ series is an ongoing project to foreground drapery, in existing art, with research taking the form of an ongoing series of altered books, photographs and other images.

An ongoing collection of works that combine pale, low relief canvasses with images,

digitally printed on to fabric. These works encapsulate my personal view of classical

paintings, literally ‘The Way I See It’, were only the areas of fabric have colour. They

take the form of low relief mixed media canvasses. Each canvas echoes the size of the original work.They involve studying the original work in detail, unpacking the perspective, and making extensive material decisions.

The Way I See It - The Gleaners - after Jean-Francois Millet

The Way I See It - Squall - after Andrew Wyeth

The Way I See It - Woman at the Window - after Caspar David Friedrich

The Way I See It - Portrait of a Man - after Jan van Eyck

The Way I See It - Portrait of a Man - after Titian

The Way I See It - Corner of the Library - after Jan van der Heyden

The Way I See It - Baleen - after Andrew Wyeth

The Way I See It - Barbara Hepworth’s Studio St Ives

The Way I See It - New England Quilt