This ‘orbsession’ has a total and complete hold over me – I love playing with the images to achieve satisfactory results. Actually, for me they are more than satisfactory, they are interesting, intriguing and innovative objets d’art.
When I look at an orb that I have created, I see the scene from new perspective. each one that I’ve made so far has been taken from a photograph that I took; sometimes these images were simply the snapping of a moment with my family or friends, often taken whilst visiting somewhere such as a wildlife park or seaside town. But is the alteration of the perspective that gives each image a new life I think.
A new year heralds the start of something: out with the old and in with the new. So, how co-incidental is it that these new perspectives are revealed just at this moment in time? The part of me that is fascinated by tarot readings and the place of fate in our lives is equally intrigued by these ideas of looking at my life from a different perspective.
I’ve trawled back through around a decade of photographs to find images that have struck me as suitable for ronduration (yes… I think I just made that word up, but it’s a good one isn’t it! I find myself looking at the future differently too. Who knows where they’re going in 2014? Maybe, just possibly, the answer lies in turning things on their heads and taking a different approach.
I hope you enjoy each of these – I’ll be able to make some of them available for purchase as canvas prints quite soon -watch this space!
Baby in red coat
Thinking Bench. Looking out to sea at Staithes.
Bright boats on Peasholme Park lake, Scarborough
Butterfly on Buddleia
Candy sticks at the seaside
Two cats – Anekin and Bucket
Golden Cockerel (reminds me of my friend, Cate O’Rorke!)
Cormorants on the waterfall at Durham
Conkers. Or Aliens. you choose!
Two deck chairs on the beach at Filey
Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Fairground decoration on the Pirate Ship at Flamingoland
Nico the Gorilla
Halloween Cat – pumpkin.
Ironwork restaurant sign ‘The Olive Branch’ in Aberystwyth
Jack O’Lantern. Carved pumpkin.
Ostriches. Trevor and Honey, from Animal Park
Patriot. The England flag flies in a cloudless blue sky.
Pebbles from Sandsend. My favourite beach.
Pebbles from Sandsend 2
Piglets. We live with them
Spitfire flies overhead. Frequently, about a hundred feet above my roof.
Pointsettia. also known as catfood.
Chesil Beach seen from Portland Bill in Weymouth. Summer, here I come!
Inquisitive Robin, on my patio
Santa. That’ll teach him to stop long enough for me to take a picture!
Splash! My tribute to David Hockney
Leafy lane, at Althorp House in Northampton, home of the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
Stay Nye in black and white
Stay Nye – small boat on Norfolk shore
Sunset over Thirsk
Thistle with bumble bee
Time – after Dali
The tree of life
Valentine balloons – I love you!
Mother and son in stripey shirts
Zebras (for real)