Leskernick #2

As I work on my second Leskernick canvas I’m asking a different set of questions about what I am attempting to do, a more abstract process. In this final stage of the work I’m thinking: which colours/tones next to each other, do they interact, is the surface disturbed or smooth? do the shapes sit on the same plane, together or separate? does the line coincide, cut through, or create an outline? Each mark making a statement back to me and posing a question. Possibly it’s too complicated. But it does have a feeling of the place. So I’ll add this now to the gallery and see how it works there.… Read More

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Leskernick #1

Painting now after walking across the moor on that wonderful October morning to spend time in and around the ruins of the ancient settlement – see Leskernick post for more info. The granite stones spread across the hillside – remains of round houses, boundary walls, stone circles, upright stones and fallen, or earth-bound, or not used at all but still there on the hillside – all used in their natural/found shapes, selected for their shape, size or nearness to the structure being built, or perhaps for a special reason and brought to a special position. All this – so how to express something about that that place. The layers of rock, sediment, structures,… Read More

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Leskernick

walking today to Leskernick Hill from West Moor Gate, Brown Willy beyond The southern side of the hill appears as a sprawl of granite, but on this hillside is an amazing Bronze Age settlement – round houses, enclosures, boundary walls and ritual sites. I’ve come here often of over the years, spending time there, and learning something of the site – this is such a special place. The site was surveyed and excavated 1995-99, see Leskernick records by UCL and included in the English Heritage Bodmin Moor Archaeological Survey volume 1: the human landscape 1994. Read more on the Historic Cornwall website This is on access land, see the map for some detail of the site and how to find it. Related… Read More

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