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Patterns and Atmospheres


Project: Art Licks on North York Moors

3mins 20s

As part of a group residency with fellow AHH Studio Collective artists at Art Licks' residency space in Bransdale, we engaged with the site and surrounding area through the lens of Herbert Read’s novel, ‘The Green Child’. This provided the opportunity to explore individual ideas and share responses.

Inspired by Read's account of first sensing the ‘patterns and atmospheres’ of life growing up nearby on his father’s farm, work began on a time lapse video that traced passages of light as they travelled through an agricultural building of interest on site. This work prompted the drawing series, ‘The Pattern that Emerges’.

Exhibited: Art Licks Work in Progress, North York Moors, November 2022
Photo credit (image): Rachel Deakin

'All life is an echo of our first sensations […] for the senses apprehend not only colours and tones and shapes, but also patterns and atmospheres, and our first discovery of these determine the larger patterns and subtler atmospheres of all our subsequent existence.' - Herbert Read, 'The Innocent Eye'

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