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By: Clare Maynard
A few places in the landscape between the other projects. An ongoing series of photographs.
# 53 [14 May 2013]
A view from one of walks I do each evening.
Snowy hills in the distance. Railway forming the way through.
# 52 [5 May 2013]
the objects on top of this fridge haven't moved for years..but the scales are still used for breadmaking and weighing parcels.
# 51 [7 April 2013]
way back in January in Mid Wales
# 50 [7 January 2013]
I walked from Granada city to look at this ravine nearby, it was surprisingly close to the city, the road led out to a landscape of caves and valleys. It was a bright cold sunny day and there was an element of lightheartedness about the place with scattered wild rosemary bushes and the ochre of the rocks. But there was something else in that landscape which I experienced , a sense of prescence, a waiting, like a pause in the atmosphere and a deep sense of submerged power, it was strange. After stopping on a ledge to drink some coffee from a flask and take in the view I decided after looking further up the valley not to walk further, I felt a slight unease.
On returning from that landscape and after reflection I decided that it was often what Goya had been impelled to capture in his paintings and sketches of the landscape and culture of Spain, a spiritual darkness a possible awakening, an ominous presence depicted so well..
# 49 [29 December 2012]
inspiration for paintings..
these remarkable trees near Granada, Spain
# 48 [19 October 2012]
a rather neat civic garden in Shrewsbury
# 47 [19 September 2012]
the city at dusk..
I was thiking today about marmite and why it is called that..
# 46 [12 September 2012]
I am intersted in others views on this, how important is it to say where each place is?
is it better to leave the viewer to guess, does it add anything to leave the place name blank or is it more interesting for the viewer to be able to place an image geographically..
does anyone remember that book 'boring postards'? it was photos of the artists travels past certain service stations and through various ring roads and motorway junctions..it is oddly intriguing as it is meant to be but he does name the places..
views are welcome on this , especially as I plan a book and hopefully an exhibition in the long term..
# 45 [9 September 2012]
proof of life from the ground..
# 44 [30 August 2012]
looks like one of those old postcards you buy for 5p in a junk shop..or 10p maybe..
I work mainly in painting and photography, my projects are exhibited in the UK and Europe in public buildings or similar venues which have a cultural relation to the subject matter.