Literary Festival Art Installation
'A Tryp to the Westcountry'
This summer we are giving three artists from Southwest England the chance to expose their work at literary festivals and a Waterstones booksellers branch in the Westcountry.
Starting with the Brympton Festival, which is largely sponsored by Waterstones, we are hoping the art will 'tour' the southwest during a summer of most probably record tourist activity due to the Olympic sailing events being held in Weymouth.
Three large panels of art will be created to form a tryptich that represents a map of the southwest called 'A Tryp to the Westcountry'. The art will not be a direct illustration of a map but a stylistic, slightly abstract interpretation.
Below is a bit more info on the artists we have chosen.
PANEL 1 - Rob Good
From a family that has lived in the southwest for generations and whose grandparents are buried near Hartland Point, Rob creates detailed images of waterways that are often overlooked on maps. By painstakingly extracting estuaries, rivers, creeks streams and lakes from google earth, he renders a beautiful and original map with nothing but water to guide your eye to the shape of the land. Rob is also a member of TAG Fine Arts. www.robgood.co.uk
PANEL 2 - Anna Casey
Anna is a former student of Falmouth Art College who specialises in fine art print making. Anna is a truly modern artist, dividing her time between art, blogging and networking. She uses collage and layering techniques to build up the atmosphere of her pieces and her original style will serve as a great middle panel for the installation, joining the clean cut waterways of Rob Good and the intricacy of Zac Greening's relief work.
PANEL 3 - Zac Greening
Zac lives and works near Wincanton and creates beautiful sculptural relief work using polished wood panels, gold leaf and intricate detailing. His work will lend itself to map portrayal extremely well. Zac is currently preparing for his first international exhibition in New York and over recent years has had exhibitions in St. Ives and other towns in the Southwest. His work is also currently stocked in several westcountry galleries.
IMAGES FROM THE ARTISTS