TREE + TIME = CHANGE | Peter H. Marshall
Address: 27-29 Govett's Leap Road Blackheath
Date: 7 - 22 October 2017 | Artist Talk Saturday 14 Oct, 2 pm
Time: Artist Talk Saturday 14 Oct, 2 pm. Open Fri-Mon, 10am-5pm
106 x 91 cm - Oil on canvas - Peter H. Marshall
In this near claustrophobic viewpoint the unique intricacies of design in surface pattern and curled bark shapes become a documentation of ephemeral change, reminding us the tree is a living thing that is growing, changing and altering in its appearance constantly over time.
These however, are not fleeting glimpses expressed quickly such as impressionism would require but a sustained observation of the subject as it appeared in that ‘segment of time’. The artists intention was to observe the way shadows, light, weather conditions and the time of day or year interact with the bark and trunk of the same tree. Each work in the series was developed by noting all the variations of change, small or large, which had occurred since the last visit to the motif and how much visual impact these changes had.
“We are often wanting to hold onto things as they are, but that’s not the nature of life or living things and the changes that come are often just as beautiful, if not more beautiful than before. In a sense, this series of work is an observation about all life, using the motif of one tree as a symbol of life’s journey as it moves through time and space”.
-Peter H. Marshall.