TO MY PERSONAL
TO MY PERSONAL
Work in progress - more images will be added in the coming weeks. The third reincarnation of my chaos theory inspired works, first started in 1989. My continued wonder and bafflement of non linear dynamics has additionally been formed with a hint of the insprational aquatints of Norman Ackroyd.
The limited edition prints (edition of 50 each) are approx 52 cm x 17.5 cm and printed on A2 Epson Hot Press Bright 100% cotton rag using archival inks. The prints are numbered, stamped and signed by the artist. Price per print £150 inc. VAT.
Additionally there are smaller 30 x 10 cm unlimited editions available using the same medium at £40 inc. VAT .
Please use the contact section for any questions, requests and orders.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2015
I have been intrigued by the tones, shapes and textures left on the local coastline, through the actions of man, fauna and the weather. In this instance, I have been exploring the way sunlight (harsh or diffused) shapes and accentuates these marks and features contrasted against the lighter tones.
I’m also trying to impart to the viewer the mood of calm reflection and blissful solitude – the feelings I myself have experience during this visual interpretation. There is just something so relaxing about being by the sea!
Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2014
The idea for the project came when I heard a story about a Native American tribe that counted their age, not in years but in summers . I know it kind of amounts to the same thing, but it was the fact that they counted only a season of our conventional view of a year, towards your age, that struck me. For example, 50 years sounds like a long time - but just 50 summers…?
It pricked my curiosity that’s for sure.
I could recall a few summers, here and there: from my childhood; some from my teens and so on. However, I realised that I couldn't really remember many of them. So, if I just counted my “remembered” summers, that made me about twenty summers old.
This notion then developed into this series of photographs.
As well as a memoir of recording these wonderful scenes (all shot in Norfolk), the series itself would protect this particular summer (2013) in a physical, pictorial form.
The subject matter seemed apt to me as there is an obvious seasonal connection with age and a more notional one of memory too. Indeed, one of the trees in the series is close to one thousand summers old.
Imagine if you could remember all of those!
(Each print from the series is limited to 35 prints. Printed with Epson pigment K3VM inks on A2 Epson 100% cotton fibre paper and mounted on Daler Rowney Conservation mountboard using archival acid free tape. The board is cut to 70 x 50 cm (27 x 19.7") and the long edge of the image is approx 52 cm (20.5"). Please use "Contact" section for payment details.)Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
“This Time Will Come."
One day this time will come,
In life and in the way of it.
My Lovely will walk on
No turning back to smile,
For me to smile.
Not on this path at least...
But in my memory only.”
(Poem © Mark Farquharson.)
Series of landscape images many of which are available as limited edition prints. Prints immediately available up to A2 size, printed on Epson museum grade 100% cotton fibre "Hot Press Bright" or alternatively on "Exhibition Fibre Paper". If you require prints larger than A2 please contact Mark Farquharson via "Contact" section.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
Series of colour and black and white prints and cards.
Please use the "Contact" section for availability and orders.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
Exhibition at Norwich Arts Centre from 9th April 2014 to 3rd May 2014
The theme in itself is simple.
You see a stone, a leaf, a feather - whatever – for some reason that’s the one you must take home. You like its shape, intricacy or texture.
Or maybe you’ve just never looked at this object in that way before - close up.
And so, these things end up at home, put in “the jar” or window sill; in your collection.
But your imagination is involved in this possibly innate and certainly primitive action, of collecting tokens. Your imagination is the work of the mind that helps create. We can often look at these apparently simple objects and be fascinated by how alien they look or just be amazed by their complexity.
Significantly though, a theme that runs throughout my work is that of memory. As my own memory, dramatically decreases, these images become a physical and pictorial aide memoire to these observations and recollections.
However they are more than just objects or stuff: it just comes down to the pleasure of enjoying these apparently simple things that can so easily be underestimated.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2014
A small selection of Mark's portrait work. If your interested in a shoot please use the "Contact" section for availability and to discuss your ideas.Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
People continued...Digital Photography, Photography2013
As we walk through our towns and cities, we often stop observing our surroundings, usually because the journey has become routine or mundane. We can amble along, simply channelled by the physical boundaries of roads, walls and barriers, until we reach our destination - on auto pilot. We see nothing because we think there is nothing to see.
However, just occasionally, if we deliberately take time and look closely at the apparently bland surfaces surrounding us, we can start to pick out and isolate the textures, shapes, colours and patterns within them.
With that in mind, this particular visual journey began when I started doing just that. The original series (in black and white) was started in 1987, while at university.
It was about that time I read an article on "Chaos Theory" (maths...I know...but I must confess I loved maths at high school - even quadratic equations!) It struck me how apt the theory was - at least in part - to what I was visually exploring.
The main precept behind "Chaos Theory" is the underlying notion of small occurrences significantly affecting the outcomes of seemingly unrelated events. Also referred to "non-linear dynamics".
Go on try it...Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
Work in progress...Digital Photography, Fine Arts, Photography2013
Bread and butter and fun too.Digital Art, Digital Photography, Photography2015
Some images of the natural world that have caught my attention. Available as cards and small prints.Digital Art, Digital Photography, Photography2015