Drawing & the Third Dimension at Perry Green

Sheep at Henry Moore FoundationThe planes of Henry Moore’s sculptures convey a plasmic organicism. They seem to curve around you as you approach and to spin like a barrel on an axle as you move away. The skill in controlling our impression of these planes is the sculptor’s manoeuvre. It distinguishes itself from the two-dimensional mark-making of the draughtsman as it takes place within the real world of things.

I admire Moore’s drawings: the wire-wool sheep and war-weary sleepers on the London Underground. But until I visited his estate at Perry Green last week I hadn’t thought about a connection between the textures he inscribed on his sculptures with cheese-grater-like implements and his significant use of another two-dimensional art: photography. [click here to continue reading]

Choral Installation – excerpt

On the Operations of the Sun

Here’s an excerpt from the twelve-part choral installation, ‘On the Operations of the Sun’, currently on show in my exhibition at Hungate Art, Norwich, ‘From Birdsong to Light‘.

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Lily-White Rose in Durham

Here is a review of a recent concert given by the Orlando Consort (currently celebrating their 25th anniversary) in Durham, which included a performance of The Lily-White Rose (2000).