Responses: Poems On Landscape and Melancholy

Throughout 2016, I've been trying to respond to artwork about landscape in more ways than simply essays.  I found that in trying convey work that I liked, there was only so far I could go with conventional journalistic and essay writing.  At the tail-end of each response article, I've been sneaking in a poem about … Continue reading Responses: Poems On Landscape and Melancholy

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Responses: Henry Moore’s Sheep Sketchbook (1980).

The sculptor Henry Moore saw a stark link between the rock that was both his material and inspiration, and the grazing calmness of sheep.  The animals stand out in the landscape in the same, oblique way, providing an aesthetic of both fitting in and being anomalous; they litter the vista in a way that is … Continue reading Responses: Henry Moore’s Sheep Sketchbook (1980).

Uncanny Portals And Standing Stones (Children Of The Stones, The Owl Service and Barbara Hepworth) – Part 3.

Part 1. Part 2. The Eeriness of Landscape Entities. The final aspect to assess is the natural eeriness created from putting an object within a landscape; here, it is the context of such an action and implications of the aesthetics that is key.  When Hepworth's work is situated in the landscape, two things can occur.  … Continue reading Uncanny Portals And Standing Stones (Children Of The Stones, The Owl Service and Barbara Hepworth) – Part 3.