ancient fragments …

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Medieval stained glass, Burnham Deepdale. © Mari French 2013

a blood-red shard like a dragon’s eye…
the sublime expression on a sun-moon visage…
the forgotten face of a young man…

… fragments of medieval stained glass.

medieval stained glass, Burnham Deepdale Church, Mari French 2013

medieval stained glass, Burnham Deepdale Church

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Medieval stained glass-Burnham Deepdale church

Medieval stained glass, Burnham Deepdale church © Mari French 2013

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a simple wooden chair on a polished flagstone floor takes on a calm presence in the low light of the circular bell tower …

Mari French,, Burnham Deepdale, church,Norfolk

Old chair, Burnham Deepdale church. © Mari French

… found imagery in the ancient church at Burnham Deepdale on the Norfolk coast.

bit of a squeeze…

studio still life, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio still life, digital photo © Mari French 2012

Sparked off by a recent post on my artist friend Elaine Phipps’ blog, my fascination (ie. nosiness) with the interiors of other artists’ working studios (especially small ones), once again reared its head…

how do other artists use the space…? what do other artists read…? what materials do other artists use…? what do other artists do for storage…?

…or is it just me?

This led to my ‘wandering’ about with my camera in my own studio yesterday (although it’s too small for wandering, more like stumbling from one corner to another)…

So here are a few corners from my studio…

Don’t forget to check out Elaine’s then perhaps show me some of yours?

studio still life, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio still life, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio still life, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio still life, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

studio, digital photo © Mari French 2012

sometimes…

sometimes I like to take photographs… especially in the interiors of some of the ancient – (up to 1000 year old, honestly) – village churches of Norfolk…

chairs (photo) © Mari French 2011

chairs (photo) © Mari French 2011

the less primped and fussed about with the better (because some of them are a bit grand and I’m not interested in those)…

bibles (photo) © Mari French 2011

bibles (photo) © Mari French 2011

the intention, eventually, is to produce a body of mixed-meda work based on impressions of these serene places… I love the flaking plaster and ageing woodwork and subtle changing light… the unexpected still lives that present themselves…

gauge (photo) © Mari French 2011

in the meantime this is what I’ve been up to…

urns (photo) © Mari French 2011

urns (photo) © Mari French 2011

face (photo) © Mari French 2011

face (photo) © Mari French 2011

latch (photo) © Mari French 2011

latch (photo) © Mari French 2011