A Little Collection - 2011
One of those days with no idea what to photograph. Wandering around the garden I picked up a few treasures. so little Treasure Hunt in my garden. I just wandered round taking close up shots around the garden, leaves, flowers, close ups and bugs. None of which really interested me. I’m sure you know what I mean.
The next step was to collect little treasures from the garden and greenhouse. Loving Still Life work, I decide to create some mini pieces, this are only five inches square, using papers and off cuts of paper from around the house or previously collected from various locations. I even found the skull of a mouse, hidden in a plant pot and a robin, still with its red feather lying on the greenhouse floor, probably taken by a cat in the garden, I did wonder where it went. Picking it up by the leg it promptly fell off. I had help from Cannon, my dog at the time, with some the bits I’d collected. I find the light in the conservatory still life work is perfect.
There are several in the set and I’ll add them as I find them. It’s a great experience, using what’s around us. You look at things, you walk past everyday or are hidden from sight only inches away from your fingers. They all have possibility in a Still life. This also lent its self to a Triptych.
Collecting treasures is something I really enjoy, sometimes on the beach or a day out, a memory an emotion. Saved in an image. It’s amazing what you find in your pockets after a day out. Just play, have fun. Looking forward to seeing your work.