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This image includes romantic and grand edifications of in this case Cambridge which both inspire and sometimes overwhelm as well as the smaller everyday details that ground or earth the experience of a place or reflect the ennui common in daily existence. (This was intended as a parody of Canaletto’s The Stone Masons Yard c. 1720)

The nowness is conveyed where there are signs (a hazardous material sign on the service door at the rear of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s grand Portland stone facade). Observed boundaries and authentic objects such as road markings or water drainage grids are commonly understood experiences of functional daily lives or they can be read as symbolic or social references to authority or engineering of the past and the present.
In these presentations there is a process of translating the experience of living, studying or walking in Cambridge. As Cambridge is observed it enters into for me a period of correspondence of previous visual memories and and thoughts that are latent in my thinking thus making a highly subjective interpreted experience or outlook.

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Fitzwilliam, Cambridge (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Neil Horsefield from United Kingdom

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