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Award winning image, 8th Place in the Photography Category, at the March 2018, Light Space & Time online Art Gallery, Abstracts Art Exhibition.

What, you can’t see the Peacock? Surely you can? It’s right in front of you? No, honestly?

Ok I’ll come clean. In truth I don’t really like titles I prefer the viewer to make up their own mind when viewing a piece of work. But I’ve been having some discussions on the merits of titles so I’m trying it out but nothing would come to mind with this piece other than something factual and then I remembered a link someone had sent me, it's an abstract title generator site. Key in a few words into the search bar, so I did, blue wall with white crack and clicked on the button and hey presto we have, “Aesthetic Peacock Construction” what do you think not bad eh? But a bit pretentious, no and where’s the peacock?

But the more I looked at it, it began to appear, a peacock has blue (the wall) running through it’s plumage and when it’s trying to attract a mate it fans it’s tail feathers (white triangle) and elongates it’s neck in an effort to appear bigger and taller (long thin white line), surely you can see it now, or am I stretching it a bit too far?

Back to the image, I like to look for what might be considered Art in the environment, be it natural, man made or perhaps a crumbling wall. I also like to think about the subject in relation to it’s surroundings the space around it and consider if one saw this in a different context, if we cut out this section of the wall framed it and then hung it in a Gallery how would you view it then or had someone picked up a brush and painted it on canvas and then hung it in a Gallery, would that then make it more worthy of Art?

I’m inclined to think it would. So what’s the difference between something hanging in a Gallery and something crumbling on a wall in the street, imagination or is that stretching the imagination too far?

As a rule I print my pictures on A3 Matte Archival Art Paper but occasionally I use a semi gloss paper, this is because, I believe that the image will benefit. I reserve the right to make that decision on your behalf, unless of course you request otherwise.

If you have a preference of paper type, then if you contact me direct, this can be discussed.

The image size will be approximately 10x8, or what I consider sits aesthetically correct within an A3 paper format.

Should you be interested in purchasing one of my pictures, it’s worth noting, that print colour may vary slightly depending on what system you are viewing the image.

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Aesthetic Peacock Construction (2017)


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