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Following this month’s CPG session several members have commented upon the variety and the creativity of the sets of work we enjoyed.  Here’s a résumé. 

Recent cold and frosty days with ice-patterns provided inspiration for Lucy and Judy, whilst in complete contrast, the searing heat of a disastrous fire at a local business and its aftermath was the focus of attention for Bob.  Continuing ‘lockdown’ restrictions informed the work of Geoff (Derbyshire) and Maddy (Brighton).  Stewart’s contribution caused us to consider how people respond when the subject includes ‘other people’s art’ and what if one’s own creations are featured?  Very much taking this point, it was interesting to see Richard’s ‘Abstract Memories’ - a set of computer-generated but individually controlled, fractal patterns.

Intentional movement is something where planning and serendipity frequently combine to present an insightful outcome.   In this respect, Eric’s ‘IBM’ – Intentional Body Movement (camera strapped to chest), featuring wavering festive lights in Worcester High Street formed one exemplar and Clive’s interpretation of commuting featuring ICM – Intentional Camera Movement (camera wielded by hand) presented another.

A more documentary approach was taken by Paul through many examples of the serenely symmetrical face of the Buddha.  Jenny explored myriad reflections to be found amongst facetted glass windows in Bilbao.

John’s set, ‘Nautica’, presented a beautiful and artistic exploration of ‘boatness’ through a series of eloquent abstract and near-abstract images.  Alex examined aspects of Rothesay whilst Peter’s contribution this month comprised a series of individually related images as triptychs.

During the meeting, besides our regular featured observations by Tessa and Clive, we were pleased to welcome Jenny, Ruth, Stewart and Alex who gave their insights and interpretations about the work we enjoyed.

Our two Outside Sources couldn’t have been more different.  Kurt Caviezel explores the world of web-cams to seek pictures where insect life, crawling over the camera lens, intervenes to create surreal and sometimes scary sci-fi-like ‘monsters’ appearing to invade the scene.  A novel approach.  The other contribution was from the brilliantly and frequently witty camera work of Tony Ray-Jones who explored the English at leisure, particularly at the seaside during the 1960s and early 1970s.

Links to explore:

Kurt Caviezel – Insecta

Tony Ray-Jones

Here's the link to the March edition of 'Viewpoint' which contains all members images and introductions from the session.