Painting the Fenlands - Original Artwork 'Between Worlds' Painted by Peter Corr
Damien Hirst used formaldehyde; he would have been better served by an eco-friendly peat bog.
Within the enforced slumber of archaeological time, light and air interrupt the carbon-dated coma of Flag Fen, a momentary resuscitation. Amidst pickled tree stumps, a thicket of sleepy submariners, the carved offspring, awaken and surface. A confusion of collapsed ribs and black mummified posts reassert a long-forgotten purpose as the Earth continues its journey around the Sun. A gift from nature, carbon captured and life arrested, embalmed in peat.
The materials include layers of bitumen, cold wax, oil paint, enamel and pumice stone. Surface markings and textures have been created using an assortment of tools and processes. A heat gun has fused the wax and enamel coatings.
Seamus Heaney believed that in poems, language and experience are inextricable and that a writer mediates the experience of life through language. He could easily
have been writing about painters and the act of painting. Although painters, like plate spinners, balance a third element, the faculty of vision. We sometimes entertain the comforting notion that a picture or image is straightforward in terms of objectivity and meaning. It is what it appears to be...nothing could be further from the truth.
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