‘The View’, consisting of a range of solid, undulating hills surmounted by sky and footed by a range of humanity’s constructions, stretches several miles due south from the viewpoint. Examples of some of the background experimentation which led to the exhibited artworks can be seen in this section.
Drawing and painting commenced with sketches in pen, pencil, pastel and ink, watercolour and acrylic paints.
An iPad art app, paper making and 3-D constructions of natural materials and wires, as well as photography supported this investigative study.
Vegetation, shadows and a lack of clarity (due to the effects of changing levels of humidity), caused changes to occur to observed shapes, textures and pattern. Changes could be fleeting or have a duration of several seconds. Capturing their essence become the challenge. Field patterns and shapes altered with each observation.
Sequences of events similar to mini aurora formed and reformed, their instability making and breaking visible rhythms, seemingly layering and synchronising unheard music. Random transformations occurred, as the intensity of hue rippled back and forth through wavelengths of bright greens and lemon yellows.
Other movement was also noted in the air around the viewpoint. The wild dancing of wind buffeted laundry set out to dry on a washing line, stimulated the senses of vision, sound, touch and smell. These could be more fully investigated at another time.