Can a single action be creatively catalytic in effort and effect?
May we truly listen to the wind and waves and utter her words for all the world?
Is a prayer from the heart as large as a shout in a crowd?
Only with a relationship and understanding of the natural world can we realistically engage with the challenges, both environmental and social, that we are presently facing. My contemporary practice hopefully enables a sense of connection and compassion through the use of appropriately derived materials, and cross-disciplinary actions and events.
Over the past 20 years Peter’s internationally recognised environmental art practice has included painting, illustration, installation, residencies, workshops and interpretative displays for ecological education projects. He has conducted extensive research into the history, geology and uses of locally sourced earth pigments and has developed interdisciplinary projects and events to explore and celebrate our relationship within the natural world. In 2012 he completed an MA (Art & Environment) at University College Falmouth, receiving the Sandra Blow Award for Outstanding Achievement. Peter’s final MA project examined our relationship to natural resources – in particular sticks and wood – and the way art practice may be utilised to enable and transform our understanding and behaviour towards such. A full account of this work – A BUNDLE OF STICKS a reflective process towards cultural ecologic empowerment – may be downloaded here… He is presently working with the Burton Gallery and Museum towards a new permanent display celebrating The Story of Bideford Black (www.bidefordblack.blogspot.co.uk).
This BLOG has been created to document Peter’s ongoing and evolving practice…
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