shadow and light …

a few recent mixed media works inspired by last year’s studies of light and shadow in medieval churches and undercrofts …

… ready for framing then delivery to Kentmere House Gallery in York.

Undercroft: shadow & light © Mari French 2012

Undercroft: shadow & light © Mari French 2012

Threshold: blue & gold © Mari French 2012

Threshold: blue & gold © Mari French 2012

Undercroft - blue shadows © Mari French 2012

Undercroft - blue shadows © 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