Gary Hume – Are the issues to big for any of us?

Gary Hume is a successful British artist who does not usually engage with environmental issues. He became involved with Cape Farewell and created some artworks in an attempt to engage with the issues.  As reported in an article in The Guardian, he found this a challenge: “How do you depict global catastrophe?” he says. “I’m …

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Our Relationships To Nature – Gaudi’s Architecture

Nature has inspired humans in many ways over many centuries. But maybe none match the completeness of Antoni Gaudi’s relationship with nature – Nature as structural, functional, spiritual and decorative inspiration. Gaudi was a spiritual man with a great regard for nature as God’s creation. The newly consecrated Sagrada Familia “strives to compress all of …

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Fantastical Worlds?

Mary Mattingly is a highly imaginative artist. In a genre of work akin to science fiction, she extrapolates today’s developments to create a vision of a future world. The background to some of her themes has been explored before but her work, evolving over a number of years, builds, layer upon layer, to create an …

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