Megalith

blogYou may have wondered why i’ve been so quiet this week – or you may simply have been glad for a bit of peace and quiet! Amongst other things that have taken up a lot of my free time, i’ve been working on a new exhibit for The Gallery.

Unbelievably, it’s been 11 months since ‘Ex Machina’ was installed, and it’s high time that i got rid of the cobwebs and stuck a few new pictures on the walls, which is exactly what i’ve done.

Opening today, on the ground floor, you’ll find my latest exhibition: ‘Megalith’ – a study of ancient sites, stone circles, cromlechs and standing stones comprising 25 images, whittled down from over a 1000 candidates. The greatest challenge i’ve found in compiling this collection has been the nature of the stones themselves… i didn’t want to just catalogue the sites i visited, but to try and convey the feeling and energy that the stones seem to generate when you’re in their presence. It’s incredibly difficult to take a picture that isn’t just ‘a pile of stones’!

Did i succeed? Perhaps you’ll let me know?

s. x

No one knows who they were or what they were doing
But their legacy remains
Hewn into the living rock…
Spinal Tap – Stonehenge

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