The Sun upside down
The Sun upside down
The empty chair is a traditional image of bereavement. The throw's inverted Sol suggests how bewildering this can be.
Breathing the Vein
Breathing the Vein
House Plans & Photos
I undertook my own psychotherapy employing a theoretical building construction model of household foundations comprising an aggregate of deeply suppressed anxieties and associated feelings. In this case the mass and energy of the symbolic foundations were permeated by experiences of inconsistent and unpredictable infant attachment and early adolescent parental betrayal and brutality. This scenario led to mental ill health later in life, when precisely the same anxieties and associated feelings were re-experienced and foundations exposed. The evolution of the house over some thirty years celebrates in physical form personal emotional, domestic and social harmony and integrity. There were several phases of creative development, starting with the bathroom, followed by the garage, upstairs bedrooms, open planning of the living-room, the addition of a storm-porch and kitchen extensions. Much of the latter was supervised by a friend, Chris Tiley, supported by a wonderful range of artisans.The house was purchased in 1976 at a price of £10,000.
Baby on a Glass Table
An Experimental Painting...
LINDA BATTY... which has produced the form of a cross representing religion. The face is an ungrained image of my own face in black paint; the red hands are a symbol of someone reaching out for help.
Billy was one of the characters of Upsall Hall. A bit of bully towards the ladies, and with a dislike of getting wet. Female workers resorted to entering the farm armed wwith a water-pistol just in case. John worked in the farm and art studio, so particularly enjoyed wworking on this collage.
A prominent rock outcrop on the edge of the moors above Great Broughton.
DAMIAN HOLLOWAY & SARAH FISHBURN
This picture was created using wool from our own sheep at Larchfield Community. The process of cleaning the fleece, then hand-dying using nature dyes, is veery labour-intensive. The is a real joy in removing the fleece from the dye-bath and seeing how the colours turn out. We love to watch Damian card wool. He finds this process very calming. He carded all the wool for this picture, then wet-felted the base and needle-felted the image on top.
Danby Moor Dawn, 2012
It was a grey dawn. I was sitting watching the shifting light and looking across the moor towards the horizon. I was so quiet the birds and animals ignored me and carried on with their dawn business.
A Haunted Corridor
ARTISTS OF UPSALL
The pieces entitles ABBA and Neil Diamond are both collage, using reycled magazines, cards and newspapers. Both are inspired by music that was popular in the art studio! The artists involved in both were: Neil Young, John Passman, Susan Forbes, Janice Lowe, Andrew Benton, John Heath, Pamela Lowther, Hayley Clarke and Anne Reece, supported by Guy Mitchell.
From Bow Fell
PM and President
A painting showing the controversy between politicians in our present time of recreation depicting President Barak Obama and Conservative politician David Cameron with the recession people are facing encapturing the scene after Christmas bargain hunting snatch and grab.
East Cliff, Whitby
Neil enjoyed working with collage and combined this with his love of the Pink Panther cartoon.
Dione is a moon of Saturn, the famous ringed planet, an icy cold world with no atmosphere and a fanyastic view of Saturn and its other moons.
Red Sky at Night
Flash and Gary
Flash and Gary were two young goats hand-reared at Upsall Hall. Flash was so called because he had a flash of white on his forehead' and Gary began with a "G" like Goat! Flash and Gary now live at Stewarts Park.
A Lakeland Stream