Visiting friends is lovely but visiting friends who’ve bought work is even nicer! And work takes on another life when seen in a different environment from either studio or gallery. Especially when it’s a piece on paper exquisitely framed. So it is with Pan Tadeusz here in my pals, Moira & Allan, living room in Dorset. Pan is one of the Waldgeschichten, the Forest Stories, part one of the three parts that make up Landscape & Memory. This project is now finally coming to its conclusion, the fourteenth of the eighteen works making up third part Rock of Ages just now resolved to my satisfaction, and joining the other fifty with only four to go. Given that the early stages of the whole scheme started back in 2014, it’s only been five years in gestation. That might seem an inordinate amount of time but given my dithering and distraction I reckon half a decade ain’t too bad!
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