PATINA LANDSCAPES – Limited Edition Hand Bound Book
Capture what is seen or capture what you feel?
The patina series explores, through overlaying multiple exposures, what it often felt like to spend time in a muddy field in the mist. The sunshine would occassionally break through to create beautiful light effects. The patina prints attempt to recreate some of those moments.
Many of the Symmetree pieces are created from a number of these photographs. Mark would typically walk around the oak tree taking up to 12 photographs. They would then be combined together.
The book is hand bound and finished in solid oak for the spine. It has 9 colour plates and is introduced with a shot description of the Symmetree Oak project and the Patina Series of works. Each book is numbered, signed and dated.
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SIZE : 21 x 15cm – Edition of 100
Please note that your order will take 7-10 days to create. Fine print takes time.
There are many ancient trees in and around the Weald of Kent. Like the Oak Tree at Badsell Park Farm, some are isolated within a farmed field. Mark began an ongoing project in 2013, which to date has produced photographic, mixed media and sculptural studies. The project sets out to interpret the effects of factors like light, weather and time on the life and death of the tree.
After nearly 300 years of growth, the tree was toppled by storm Katie in the spring of 2016. This event hasn’t stopped Mark working on the project. Sections of the tree are seasoning and are being applied in the artwork. They range from charring, creating charcoal, chipping, making oak dust and sculpting.
The Symmetree work continues to develop and is being shown in a number of galleries and art fairs.