Anthony Bernulf Hodge
Skyfield Studio
Origins - Out of Cornwall
The Nature of Landscape
Metaphysical - Concepts of Being, Substance, SpaceTime, Identity
Me Myself and I - A Cathartic Experience
Origins - Out of Cornwall
If there is one distinctive feature of my work, then it comes from a strong desire to move away from what is seen as a ‘photographic’ presentation. From this single lens limited viewpoint, to what I see as being much more ‘real’, that which is developed from an ‘intuitive’ eye approach.
In ‘real life’ at the moment of the experience, I suggest our memory must inevitably be made up from a ‘multi faceted’ collection of perceived knowledge, gathered at the time, and combined with the wisdom of ones past experience, which then retains each particular memory in ones mind.
I believe that working with this more natural and intuitive approach gives added value and can offer a greater stimulation and insight into the nature of all experiences for both the artist and viewer.
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1. 'Time and the Tide' 1
As a child, lying in my bunk bed at the end of the day, back from the seaside, projecting my thoughts onto the magnolia softboard wall. Jumbled thoughts for it had been a fun days adventure.
2. 'Time and the Tide' 2
I imagined what it would be like to return at dusk, to see the tide full in and change everything. Imagining my toy boat real, being broken up and swallowed by the waves.
3. 'Distant Memories'
4. 'Beachcombing' study
Probably where it all began creatively for me as a child. The fun of exploration and discovery along the seashore. The collection of flotsam and jetsam together with bucketfuls of natural things, things of no use. Objects that often were so worn and misshaped that they lost their original identity. I remembered the joy exploring their different characteristics, all of which must have had a profound effect in later years, especially in my ceramics. It all now seems one homogenous picture in my mind.
5. ' Surface Study' 1.
Exploring the' illusions' of surface in our macro / micro world.
6. 'Surface Study' 2.
Magnified details that can investigate
perspective and scale, alongside exploring
different textures, structures and colours.
7. 'Surface Study' 3.
Cornwall is famous for it's wide variety of mineral deposits, including 'Serpentine' rock, found on the Lizard Coast.
8. 'The Falling Cliffs'.
There are some stretches along this coast,
where I have witnessed noticeable changes, that have occurred in a single lifetime.
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